The Anatomy of an IT Accessibility Coordinator

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With accessibility on many schools’ minds, campuses across the country are creating new roles (IT Accessibility Coordinator, Accessible Technology Specialist, Accessibility Manager, etc.) to help them comply with web accessibility laws and guidelines. But what exactly does an IT Accessibility Coordinator do?…

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Updated February 6, 2018

Copyright Made Simple for Digital Educators

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Are you worried that a limited understanding of digital copyright law is putting you or your educational institution at risk for copyright infringement? Download the Copyright Flow Chart Are you worried that a limited understanding of digital copyright law is putting you…

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Updated February 6, 2018

The Road to EIT Accessibility at Four Colleges: A Centralized Approach

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In 2015, the Five College consortium in Western Massachusetts created a new shared position to better address the growing challenges associated with campus-wide Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) accessibility at four private colleges. As the new EIT Accessibility Coordinator for Amherst, Hampshire,…

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Updated February 6, 2018

Accessibility at Blackboard

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Blackboard is committed not only to delivering accessible products, but also to providing accessibility consulting. Understanding that a digital accessibility program encompasses so much more than their products, Blackboard works with schools to develop comprehensive eLearning accessibility plans. In this webinar, you’ll…

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Updated February 6, 2018

Bridging the Accessibility Gap: Improving Communication and Collaboration with Faculty

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When it comes to accessibility at your institution, how confident are you that administration, faculty, and disability services are all on the same page? Utah Valley University’s (UVU) Accessibility Services Department is working to promote universal access for all students by tying…

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Updated October 24, 2018

The Future of Video Player Accessibility

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In this webinar, developers from YouTube/Google, JW Player, Video.js, and University of Washington will come together to discuss video player accessibility. Taking a look at their different players, we will discuss the current capabilities, known shortcomings, and plans for future development. This…

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Updated October 24, 2018

10 Tips for Creating Accessible Online Course Content

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With recent lawsuits in higher education and updates to Section 508 on the horizon, it is more important than ever that online learning content be made accessible to students with disabilities. In this webinar, Janet Sylvia, Web Accessibility Group Leader and Web…

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Updated February 6, 2018

Who Should Be Involved in Your Campus’ IT Accessibility Initiative?

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When it comes to accessibility on your campus, whose responsibility is it to establish and uphold an accessibility initiative? On-campus accessibility should be a campus-wide, shared responsibility, but it can be daunting to think about where to begin. Over the last five…

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Updated October 24, 2018

How the University of Maryland Implemented a Campus-Wide IT Accessibility Plan

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In 2015, the University of Maryland created a 3-year IT Accessibility Plan focused on improving and (re)designing on-campus technologies. Specifically, they focused on web accessibility, course (re)design, multimedia development, eLearning tools, and assistive technology tools. This plan was created and implemented by…

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Updated October 24, 2018

Strategic Campus Collaborations: Advancing Knowledge about Accessibility at the University of Arizona

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Through a successful team-based, knowledge advancement approach the University of Arizona (UA) is working towards achieving full accessibility of all electronic and information technology to ensure equitable experiences for everyone. The itAccessibility Team at UA focuses on the accessibility of the institution’s…

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Updated October 24, 2018

Accessibility Comparison of Major Video Platforms

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Harvard and MIT have been sued by the National Association for the Deaf (supported by the Department of Justice) for lack of accurate closed captioning on their videos. This keystone case also involves the inaccessibility of the video players. Gian Wild, CEO…

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Updated February 7, 2018

Implementing Universal and Inclusive Design for Online Learning Accessibility

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This webinar will discuss how the principles of universal and inclusive design can be applied to the online learning environment, with a particular focus on the accessibility of course content and materials. Accessibility is a critical component of any online learning content.…

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Updated February 6, 2018