WCET's 28th Annual Meeting
Accessibility by Design Now and in the Near Future

Moderator: , Executive Director of Educational Technologies, College of Nursing, University of Utah
Speaker: , Academic Systems Consultant


Several colleges and universities have been successfully sued for issues related to noncompliance with ADA standards. By examining the past cases, the failures to comply that have led to discipline, and studying the new standards as they are set to be released in 2016, institutions can not only better serve all students with proactive plans for accessibility and accommodations, but reduce the risk of enduring a costly lawsuit and disciplinary actions from the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division and the Education Department's Office for Civil Rights. This session will familiarize participants with new requirements of ADA section 503 and section 508, along with the role of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. In groups, participants will analyze case studies and examples and practice determining what the institutional responsibility is for addressing and adhering to compliance standards.

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