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The Long Road from Reactive to Proactive: Developing an Accessibility Strategy

Implementing accessibility policies in higher education is no easy task. For many, it is easy to get caught in a cycle of reactive accommodation where larger accessibility policies are never implemented. In this webinar, Korey Singleton, the Assistive Technology Initiative Manager at George Mason University, walks you through their two-year process of moving from reactive solutions to proactive accessibility policies.


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The Long Road from Reactive to Proactive: Developing an Accessibility Strategy

Implementing accessibility policies in higher education is no easy task. For many, it is easy to get caught in a cycle of reactive accommodation where larger accessibility policies are never implemented. So how do you transition from reactive policies to proactive policies?

Korey Singleton, the Assistive Technology Initiative Manager at George Mason University, will walk you through their two-year process of moving from reactive solutions to proactive accessibility policies. His own experience with how difficult it can be to shift campus climate and administrative support towards proactive accessibility is incredibly useful for other universities struggling with the same thing. His detailed presentation will provide insight into how George Mason has overcome these challenges and developed a proactive approach to accessibility. Topics covered include:

  • Collaborative strategies for campus-wide IT accessibility
  • Strategies for getting faculty to use and create accessible material
  • George Mason’s accessibility policies & recent updates
  • Workflow, collaboration, and policy recommendations
  • Resources for accessibility training and testing
  • Analysis of completed accessible media requests by fiscal year

Presenters

Korey Singleton
Assistive Technology Initiative Manager | George Mason University

Lily Bond
Marketing Manager | 3Play Media

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