Do Students Need Accessibility Training?

Recent university agreements and Office for Civil Rights consent decrees dealing with accessibility have defined instructors as “all individuals who provide course-related instruction to … students….” This means students in many classes may need to be creating certain assignments in accessible ways.  For example student speeches and presentations given to the class, online videos, and … Read more

How do I Determine if a Resource is Accessible?

As instructional staff, when we choose resources for our classes, we need to be able to make a judgement about the relative accessibility of a resource. This guide is intended to provide a place to start thinking about these issues — if you have questions, please contact the Office of Instructional Resources team at OIR@wichita.edu. … Read more

Text Size Indicators

Wichita State Text Size Indicator

Accessibility in the face-to-face (f2f) classroom is an increased concern since in light of several recent OCR decisions and other binding agreements such as Wichita State University’s 2016 agreement with the National Federation of the Blind. One challenge with f2f accessibility is the lack of vetted standards and regulations.  In an effort to improve f2f … Read more

Accessibility and the Media Center

Notes and resources from my presentation at the Consortium of College and University Media Centers (CCUMC) on October 3, 2019. Slides – Accessibility and the Media Center The Media Resources Center at Wichita State University has been providing leadership on campus and around the state in the creation of Accessible learning environments, both online and face … Read more

Harvard has a Web Accessibility Policy

An article in the Crimson (Harvard’s student newspaper) reports that the university implemented a Digital Accessibility Policy that went into effect December 1, 2019. The policy requires that all web pages that are created or updated substantially after Dec 1, 2019 be compliant with the WCAG 2.1 AA standards — the most up-to-date version of … Read more

Accessibility On Your Campus

The Consortium of Title IX and Equity Officers in Higher Ed Conference, 2019 Presentation: “But I Don’t Have One In My Class: Accessibility On Your Campus” This website provides accessible digital versions of all materials handed out or discussed in the October 13, 2019 conference presentation, “But I don’t have One In My Class: Accessibility … Read more

Embossers Aren’t Enough: Picture in a Flash

Giant sculptured hands feeling the side of a building

At Wichita State University, we have been struggling to provide effective tactile graphics for students with visual disabilities for some time now. For years, we have been making do with what we could produce using a braille embosser — most of the embossers on the market have the ability to create simple diagrams that are … Read more

Michael Tilford Conference Presentation: UD and UDL, Training the Trainers

This page provides accessible digital versions of the resources used in the Michael Tilford Conference Presentation: Universal Design and Universal Design for Learning, Training the Trainers. Suggestions for edit should be sent to KSARN@wichita.edu Your Trainers Muffy Walter Email Muffy at muffy.walter@washburn.edu Ben Wolfe Email Ben at ben.wolfe@ku.edu Kelly McClendon Kelly’s LinkedIn Profile Email Kelly … Read more