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

This is session 2 of the two -part ALCTS Virtual Preconference The Road to Electronic Information Accessibility. View information for session 1.

Date & Time 

Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. CT

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn how partnerships are key to a successfully accessibility strategy
  2. Understand how we talk about accessibility is as important as what we do about accessibility


Presentation 1

What’s in a Name? The Online Accessibility Center
Learn how SNHU’s College of Online and Continuing Education changed its name from the Disability Resource Center to the Online Accessibility Center (OAC). This presentation will provide an overview of the steps that were established to make the change and lessons learned during the process. Participants will learn how this team is able to support more than 1700 students, as well as how the OAC collaborates with partners to foster accessibility.


Demita Furnner



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



Presentation 2

Enabling Campus Student Success: Bridging the gap between IT and Disability Services
This presentation will look at the relationship between Instructional Support Services, a division of ITS and campus departments including the Campus Accessibility Center and Library to ensure student and faculty success.  Learn how Instructional Support Services works with the Campus Accessibility Center and provides technical support, training, and guidance to students and faculty around accessibility and assistive technology.


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

Presentation 3

Striving for Accessible Content: It Takes a Village
This presentation will focus on how content flows from author through to the ultimate consumer - our students and researchers, and the impact of this process on accessibility.  Highlights will include suggested improvements and some initiatives underway to optimize content for all users.


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


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