Campus Consortium’s EdTalks Webinar Series

Why Digital Accessibility is Essential in Higher Education

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 I 2:00 P.M – 3:00 P.M ET

Webinar Speakers

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Megan

Nicholas C. Laudato, Ph.D.

Vice President
FocusEDU
Adjunct Professor
University of Pittsburgh

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Megan

George Heake

Director of Accessibility and Outreach
Accessible Web

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Karl

Karl Horvath, Ph.D.

President
Campus Consortium

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All students have the right to access education, and educational institutions are responsible for ensuring they’re providing an inclusive and supportive learning environment. Alternative learning options and online learning platforms have come under increased scrutiny as more and more universities digitize their offerings due to quarantine and self-isolation restrictions. Additionally, public websites must be available to any type of visitor, faculty and staff must access portals and applications, the pandemic increased dependency on technology and congress is debating changes to the ADA for online accessibility. Ensuring digital accessibility is not just good for compliance but it improves usability for everyone by providing an intuitive, efficient and productive experience. With limited resources and reduced budgets where does an institution start on the issue of accessibility?

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