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Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Program Retreat


Executive Sponsors joined members of the university’s Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) Accessibility Program at a retreat on Friday, Oct. 28, to continue jointly planning the university’s roadmap toward electronic accessibility.

Date: 10/31/2016 12:00:00 AM
By: Emily Baute
Phone: (513) 556-4519
Photos By: Andrew Higley

UC ingot   With support from the Office of the President, the Executive Sponsors of the university’s Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility (EIT) Program joined more than 70 representatives from across the university at a team retreat and planning session on Oct. 28.

The EIT Accessibility Program’s Executive Sponsors, Steering Committee and six initial project teams (Purchasing, Audit, Content Management System [CMS] Upgrade, Content Migration, Awareness & Development, and Captioning) are working together to holistically enhance and sustain electronic accessibility at the university as part of our core commitment to inclusive excellence.

“We want to provide the same quality UC experience for everyone who participates in our digital environment,” said Bob Ambach, Senior Vice President for Administration & Finance and an EIT Program Executive Sponsor. “From the way we buy and supply, to the way we develop, to the way we deliver digital materials, we will continue to work together to create a digital experience where all Bearcats thrive.”

The EIT Program was created in response to a resolution agreement with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights to ensure that information provided through the university’s websites, online or eLearning environment, and course management systems is accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Peter Landgren, Interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Peter Landgren, Interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

“Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility is part of a national conversation about how best to ensure the accessibility of a university’s digital environment to the whole community,” said Peter Landgren, Interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost and an EIT Program Executive Sponsor. “Our EIT program tells students, ‘No matter where you start, we respect where you are. You can choose where you want to go, and we will make sure you can get there.’ ” 

Executive Sponsorship of EIT Program includes Bob Ambach, Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance; Peter Landgren, Interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost; Sally Moomaw, Faculty Senate Chair; Debra Merchant, Vice Presidents for Student Affairs; Greg Vehr, Vice President for Governmental Relations and University Communications; and Nelson Vincent, Vice President for Information Technology & CIO.

For more information, please visit http://www.uc.edu/ucit/accessibility/electronic-accessibility.html.