WCET's 28th Annual Meeting
 
Managing Online Accessibility: A Tale of Two Institutions

Speaker
Moderator: Jennifer Brock, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Bryan University
Speaker: Anne Honaker, Senior Instructional Designer, Western Kentucky University
Speaker: John Raible, Instructional Designer, University of Central Florida
Speaker: Julie Uranis, Director, Distance Learning and Continuing & Professional Development, Western Kentucky University


Description


Learn about two institution's innovative big-picture approaches to ensuring accessibility in online courses. Western Kentucky University’s Distance Learning unit engaged in a holistic review of the accessibility efforts for online learners and developed a process to support online course accessibility. By reviewing accessibility requirements, identifying current efforts, and developing processes to support accessibility efforts, the Distance Learning team was then able to develop a database that houses all data pertaining to various accessibility efforts. By improving and enhancing operations around accessibility WKU has the ability prioritize courses based several criteria, and expedite requests based on student needs and faculty preferences. The Center for Distributed Learning is the central agent for distance learning at the University of Central Florida. CDL partners with their Student Accessibility Services office to ensure online course accessibility. An important issue at UCF is scaling immediate need accommodations. UCF will discuss how they are combining several innovative technological solutions to address scale.

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