The Road to Electronic Information Accessibility: How Do We Increase Student Success?

Tuesday, 6/5/2018 - Wednesday, 6/6/2018
  • 2:00 PM-3:30 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:30 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:30 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:30 PM (Pacific)

This session was presented on June 5 - 6, 2018. Access the recording and materials now:

Session 1: Institutional Compliance: Responding to Online Accessibility Legal Issues

Session 2: Accessibility: What Is Happening Now Online, On Campus, and Within the Marketplace

an ALCTS Virtual Preconference  

At institutions where knowledge and ideas are shared, libraries should strive to make content accessible for all their users. Libraries need to be prepared and understand the requirements that are needed to meet the accessibility needs of patrons. This two-day virtual preconference will offer attendees a holistic view on how the many parts of an organization can work together to meet both the legal requirements and the students’ requirements for success. Perspectives, challenges, and recommendations will be shared to assist libraries in providing equal opportunities for all their users.

Session 1

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. CT
  • Presentation 1: University EIT Accessibility Compliance: Southern New Hampshire University’s Action Plan for Electronic Information Technology Accessibility
  • Presentation 2: Compliance or Bust: Accessibility, the Office of Civil Rights, and Seton Hall University Libraries

Session 2

  • Presentation 1: What’s in a Name? The Online Accessibility Center 
  • Presentation 2: Enabling Campus Student Success: Bridging the gap between IT and Disability Services
  • Presentation 3: Striving for Accessible Content: It Takes a Village
This virtual preconference is generously sponsored by Emerald Publishing Limited.

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will be able to identify strengths and weaknesses regarding accessibility within their own organizations to support student success.
  • Participants will learn how partnerships are key to supporting content accessibility for students.
  • Participants will receive tips and recommendations they can take back and apply in their organizations.

Who Should Attend

Accessibility stakeholders interested in the idea of promoting an inclusive education: disability services professionals, librarians, staff, publishers, academic professionals, discovery solution providers etc.


Kasey Fleetwood



Kasey Fleetwood, ADA/504 Compliance Coordinator & Compliance Administrator, SNHU Office of General Counsel & Compliance




Cheryl Irvin



Cheryl Irvin, State Authorization and Compliance Administrator, SNHU Office of General Counsel & Compliance



Elizabeth Leonard



Elizabeth Leonard, Assistant Dean, Information Technologies and Collections Services, Seton Hall University Libraries



Demita Furnner



Demita Furnner, Director, Online Accessibility Center, Southern New Hampshire University Online Accessibility Center




Aaron Flint



Aaron Flint, IT Director of Instructional Support Services, Southern New Hampshire University ITS Instructional Support Services




Jill Power



Jill Power, Senior Product Manager, User Experience and Platform, EBSCO Information Services




A recording of this webinar is now available since the six month date of the presentation has passed.


How to Register

No registration required.


Tech Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.

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For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Megan Dougherty, ALCTS Program Officer, Continuing Education at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or


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