Apply Current Guidelines for Accessibility to Support Universal Design for Learning and Ensure Compliance
ADA and Assistive Technology compliance as it relates to reasonable accommodations and online, hybrid, and face-to face-learning has been greatly influenced by our COVID/post-COVID educational climate. Failure to comply with ADA section 508 and WCAG 2.0 could lead your institution to a formal complaint with the Department of Education and or a costly investigation. Create an inclusive practice of making your campus’ electronic materials – websites, instructional materials, multi-media and more – usable by people with and without disabilities so you can support universal design for learning.
We examine ADA section 508-Assistive Technology from start to finish, led by two expert presenters as they share their extensive experience and knowledge of ADA, compliance, and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0), as well as the current trends in education and their impact on students with disabilities when achieving learning outcomes.
Ensure your campus is prepared to meet academic adjustments and Assistive Technology needs in a timely, cost effective and compliant manner to avoid lawsuits, student complaints and negative ramifications, all while providing your entire student population with the opportunity to engage, succeed and persist.
As a result of this online training, you will be able to:
- Identify the legal requirements outlined in Section 508 of The Rehabilitation Act and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) – know the law, mandated requirements, and your responsibilities to ensure compliance from beginning to end.
- Identify examples of the use and benefits of a variety of Assistive Technology – understand the impact this technology has for students with disabilities so that you can advocate for cost-effective and compliant resources to support their education and persistence.
- Comprehend your Institutional rights and responsibilities – create an inclusive practice of making your campus’ electronic materials more accessible for people with and without disabilities so you can support universal design for learning.
- Assess and audit your campus’ IT accessibility – provide greater access to help students achieve success, greater satisfaction, and higher rates of graduation.
- Establish or amend policies/procedures pertaining to web accessibility – stay current with requirements and best practices for section 508 and WCAG 2.0.
- Collaborate with and train key stakeholders across campus to ensure all electronic content is accessible – streamline communication needs, understand web access standards, and evaluate your campuses course content and web accessibility to avoid violations.
Dr. Ann Knettler currently serves as the Vice President of Educational Leadership for AbleDocs, the largest digital accessibility company in the world. An accessibility strategist with over 16 years of experience as an ADA and 504 Compliance Officer and Director of Disability Resources offices, Ann is a sought-after speaker, educator, and consultant.
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Matt Davis is currently the Assistant Director of the Student Accessibility Resource Center at Western Kentucky University in Bolling Green, KY.
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Included When You Purchase
- 90-minute online session with carefully selected expert(s)
- Unlimited access to view webinar recording on demand
- Materials for your team (handouts, discussion questions, etc.)
- Certificate of completion for each participant
- Weekly newsletter – What's Working on Campus
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