Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Web Accessibility in Higher Education Project

The Web Accessibility in Higher Education Project
Rob Carr, Accessibility Coordinator, Oklahoma ABLE Tech, Oklahoma State University

The complex problem of ensuring that technology is accessible to people with disabilities touches nearly every aspect of a campus, from course material to enterprise systems for registration and financial aid to public web pages. Solutions to creating an accessible IT environment require a full campus effort. The Web Accessibility in Higher Education Project (WAHEP) works across 25 Oklahoma institutions of higher education to provide resources and help campuses meet these goals. In this process we have learned valuable lessons regarding campus leadership, collaboration, and expectations. These lessons can aid any higher education institution seeking to establish or grow a technology accessibility initiative.

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