Adventures in Academic Accessibility: From Curious to Call to Action

Wednesday, March 20 | 8:30AM–9:15AM ET | Room 555
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
Where is your school on the journey toward accessible digital content? Wrestle with the challenges, decisions, policies, partnerships, instruction, and implementation of an array of solutions. Learn how Emerson College and Wentworth Institute of Technology promote accessibility standards and implement them in their LMS tools (Canvas and Bb Learn). Tap into the collective wisdom of colleagues to walk away with new questions, ideas, and practical strategies! We invite technologists, designers, and educators to imagine a future in which remediation is not an overwhelming task but instead an automatic part of content design.

Outcomes: Experience a demonstration of how assistive technology navigates digital content * Identify practices and tools used to meet WCAG 2.1 AA standards for website and course content * Consider actions your institution can employ to influence long-term digital accessibility on campus through partnerships and strategies


  • Adam Engel

    Instructional Technologist, Emerson College
  • Korina Figueroa

    Instructional Developer, Emerson College
  • Natalie Hebshie

    Associate Director, Online Education, Emerson College
  • Bruce Howell

    Accessibility Services Manager, The Carroll Center for the Blind
  • Bridget McNamee

    Associate Director of Disability Services, Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • Karmon Runquist

    Director of Web Services, Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • Ke'Anna Skipwith

    Director of Academic Innovation & Strategic Initiatives, Howard University
  • Jenn Stevens

    Director, Instructional Technology Group, Emerson College
  • Tes Zakrzewski

    Senior Director of Teaching & Learning Collaborative, Wentworth Institute of Technology

Resources & Downloads

  • Adventures in Academic Accessibility From Curious to Call to Action

    Updated on 11/26/2019