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Jul 6, 2018 · Updated

Creating an Accessible Campus Culture

July 18, 2018 (9:40 PM - 10:30 PM)

Creating an Accessible Campus Culture

Presented by: Bevin Rainwater Instructional Designer at University of Hartford

In 2016, the University of Hartford formed an Accessibility Committee to address the growing needs for inclusion on campus. The university has since been making strides to provide a more universal and accessible learning environment for its students. Supported by the Provost's office, various staff and faculty members forming the Accessibility Committee have been meeting to develop goals and a roadmap. Substantial progress has been made as follows:

  • Creation of a university-wide policy on information and communication of technology accessibility, including accountability on the part of faculty and staff to provide accessible content, including a training requirement.
  • Audit of all software used for academic purposes and University websites to assess whether they meet accessibility standards.
  • Audit of physical classroom technologies for ADA Compliance.
  • Investigation/purchase of a campus-wide captioning solution.
  • Investigation/purchase of Blackboard Ally for providing just-in-time accessible content and training to faculty.
  • Development of a training model for providing accessibility training to faculty and staff (in progress).
  • Development of a campus-wide Accessibility campaign (in progress).

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