Business Director Guildford Publications New York, New York
Providing equal access is nothing new in higher education, yet digital resources and technologies consistently fall short. With the amount of online engagement and work occurring post COVID-19, there is increased need to provide programs and systems that work for all.
In recent years, the Office of Civil Rights has fielded numerous complaints and lawsuits related to accessibility. This has many administrators concerned between doing the right thing for students and balancing ever increasing pressure and costs. Join several industry leaders to learn how you can shift your mindsets, build on the work that is happening within our ecosystem and deliver on our shared missions to provide equal access.
This session will feature industry panel members from university and technology groups, speaking on a wide range of accessibility issues and solutions. Particular focus will be given to outlining the needs of users with print-related disabilities and sharing practices, workflows and solutions. Panelists will explore the work and solutions they have in place to address accessibility issues such as with public websites, contracted products/services, and inside the publishing workflow and course and learning environments. Audience members will be able to ask questions to better understand how similar work might happen at their own institutions/companies.
Recognize shared accessibility issues throughout higher education
Identify potential solutions to accessibility issues at their own institutions
Develop opportunities to share and use the experiences of others to solve similar problems