As part of a conciliation agreement with the Office for Civil Rights, the university has committed to creating goals and standards for course content accessibility and developing a timeline for implementing those goals.
In order to do this, each college has selected one or more “accessibility liaisons”. This designated group will meet over the course of spring semester to develop goals, help create College Accessibility Plans, and provide input for a three-year roadmap tailored to each college.
The goals will address accessibility from an inclusion and holistic perspective, focusing not only on how to increase the accessibility of documents and videos, but also how to provide value-added support. Selecting more accessible textbooks and resources, how to improve communication and support around student accommodations, and how to support efforts that already exist in the colleges around topics like Universal Design for Learning and pedagogy are just some of the topics they’ll tackle.