AHEAD 2019 Equity and Excellence Conference

Conference Presentation: “Comprehensive Accessibility Training Means Training Everyone, Including Students” Updated slides The slides used in the July 12, 2019 in-person conference session were updated versions: The updated slides are available for download here. Your presenter Carolyn Speer Ph.d., CPACC is the Manager of Instructional Design and Access (IDA) at Wichita State University.  Her office … Read more

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

Fee-Based Accessibility Training Available

A number of institutions in the State of Kansas now offer free or low-cost accessibility training for staff and faculty.  Check out the following opportunities: Introduction, Intermediate, and Advanced Accessibility courses offered fully online from Butler Community College.  Courses are $50 each or $135 for all three.  Send questions to Dr. Haylee Dass at hdass@butlercc.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