Digital Accessibility Assessment In-Kind Grant
Type of Grant: In-Kind Software and Services
Eligible Award Amount: Up To $50,000 Over 5 Years
CAMPUS CONSORTIUM IN-KIND GRANT PROGRAM OVERVIEW
It is the mission of the Consortium to help institutions use technology to achieve their strategic plans, modernize the student experience and make education more accessible and affordable for the communities served. Campus Consortium In-Kind grant programs are designed to provide awarded institutions with in-kind solutions and services that are powered by technology partners who have demonstrated a longstanding commitment to serving the needs of campuses and have a track record of successful implementations.
The Campus Consortium has partnered with OculusITTM to provide the technology platform and services for the Digital Accessibility Assessment In-Kind Grant.
Please note: Campus Consortium In-kind grants are offered only with our specific EdTech vendor/partners. There is no cash award instead we provide underwriting funds that are distributed to the chosen partner on your institution’s behalf. Additionally most Campus Consortium In-kind grants do not eliminate the entire cost of the solution but they significantly reduce the cost of software and services. Most Campus Consortium In-kind grants require financial contribution from the awarded institution as a shared cost model to pay for the total cost of ownership of the selected solution.
DIGITAL ACCESSIBILITY ASSESSMENT IN-KIND GRANT OVERVIEW
Digital accessibility is the process of making digital products (websites, mobile apps and other digital tools and technologies) accessible to everyone. The Web, online applications, software and other technology must be accessible to provide equal access and equal opportunity to people with diverse abilities. Institutions that do not proactively address digital accessibility do not optimize the online student experience and expose themselves to legal repercussions.
The Digital Accessibility Assessment In-Kind Grant is designed to provide a report of an institution’s digital accessibility readiness, itemize high risk priorities and recommend mitigation/resolution. Usability and compliance will be the primary focus of the final report.
Please note: Only a limited number of institutions will be awarded.
BENEFITS OF THE DIGITAL ACCESSIBILITY ASSESSMENT IN-KIND GRANT
- Measure accessibility of selected applications against industry standard guidelines and checkpoints.
- Expert analysis by technicians with working knowledge of WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and Assistive Technology training.
- Reports provide an easy to understand action plan and affordable prioritization of findings.
- Trusted advisers and practitioners dedicated to higher education.
- Key component of Risk Management Strategies.
WHO CAN APPLY & WHAT IS THE QUALIFICATION CRITERIA?
- Accredited Higher Education institutions and K-12 schools are eligible to apply.
- Institutions are eligible to apply for multiple grants. Separate applications are required for each grant pursued.
- Applicants are required to demonstrate institutional purpose in the form of a “letter of intent” signed by Dean/President or member of campus leadership team. The letter should indicate the challenges the solution aims to solve and why the grant would be helpful to the institution.
Please note: If your institution has previously received a In-Kind grant award for other Campus Consortium In-Kind grants, your campus is still eligible to apply for this In-Kind grant.