Develop an Accessibility Plan Now… Why? How?

Author: marilyn.harren

With a background as a licensed social worker and special education teacher, now working with students with disabilities in an open enrollment college, the information shared in this session will be hands-on and available to participants to use upon leaving the session. The field of accessibility is well understood by many, but implementation of specific accessibility plans could be lacking in some college settings. The need to understand and develop accessibility plans will be discussed and reviewed. A current graduate school course that I am participating in at City University of New York is “Assistive Technology in Higher Education” and the ability to get current technologies to students and disability offices is a need. With technology changing so rapidly, developing accessibility plans and reviewing them on a regular basis with students and faculty, are required to view if issues of accessibility are met.