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Web Accessibility in Higher Ed: Influence, Explore, and Learn

7:30am – 9:00am Registration and Coffee

9:00am – 9:15am   Introductions, Expectations & Agenda

9:15am – 9:30am What Do You Mean by "Accessibility"?  
Speaker: Lisa Sawin,  Director of User Experience & Digital Strategy, Yale University

Discuss the kinds of steps we are currently taking and Digital accessibility on an enterprise level (not personal accommodations).

9:30am  - 10:00am  Understanding Accessibility Standards 
Speaker: Michael Harris, Yale University

Introduction to WCAG Accessibility standards

10:00am  - 10:10am Break

10:10am  - 10:40am State of the State - Where is Your Institution Now?
Speaker: Michael Harris, Yale University

​Where is your institution at now? Worksheet on accessibility maturity to guide conversation or key questions for a structured conversation and review highlights of the pre-workshop survey.

10:40am -10:55am  Screen Reader Demonstration
Speaker:  Bruce Howell,
Accessibility Services Manager, The Carroll Center for the Blind

10:55am-11:30am  Talking About Accessibility to various audiences
Melba Acevedo, Director of Instructional Technology and Online Learning, Northern Essex Community College 
Lisa Sawin, Director of User Experience & Digital Strategy, Yale University

Talking to various audiences - Procurement / Vendors, leadership, colleagues, faculty

11:30am - 12:30pm  Lunch

12:30pm - 1:30pm  Panel Discussion - Higher Ed Accessibility Success Stories
Rob Eveleigh, Access Technologist, Five Colleges Consortium
Lance Hidy, Accessible Media Specialist, Northern Essex Community College
David Lewis, Accessibility Manager, Boston College
Susan Martin, Director of the Learning Accommodation Center, Northern Essex Community College
Katherine Wahl, Internal uUability/Accessibility Consultant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Hear a broad perspective on the state of accessibility on multiple campuses.

1:30pm - 1:40pm  Break

1:40pm - 2:00pm  Elevator Pitch
Speaker: Ellen Freeman, Teaching and Learning Applications Coordinator, Colby College

- Develop and practice giving accessibility talking points
- Report back to whole group

2:00pm - 2:15pm  Accessibility Resources
Speaker:  Ellen Freeman, Teaching and Learning Applications Coordinator, Colby College

References and resources

2:15pm - 2:35pm  Afternoon Activity: Bringing It Home
Speaker: Lisa Sawin, Director of User Experience & Digital Strategy, Yale University

- Plan next steps at your home institution
- Reflect on key takeaways
- Brainstorm and share ideas

2:45pm - 3:00pm   Wrap-up and end



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