The Digital Accessibility Committee continues to meet with and present to groups across campus about the importance of digital accessibility and responsibilities that belong to specific roles associated with the effort.
Training Upon Request
Digital accessibility training is currently being offered on a request basis while official training content is finalized.
New Video and Educational Material Releases
The Digital Accessibility Committee is actively working on new videos and other content that highlights real students using their assistive technology to navigate online and talking about why digital accessibility is important for their education.
Finalize Training Content
Training for digital accessibility will be split into topics specific to certain roles so that the information is tailored to each person's actual work. The Digital Accessibility Committee is finalizing this training, beginning with education modules for instructors and content creators.
Onboarding Accessibility Liaisons
As we work toward determining at least one accessibility liaison per college or division, we are onboarding those who have already accepted the liaison role. Liaisons will go through training, both in terms of digital accessibility and related to responding to questions and concerns.
Requests are being sent out for volunteers or recommendations for accessibility liaisons in colleges and divisions that do not have anyone assuming the role as of yet. In situations where there are no volunteers, the college's dean or division's chair will be asked to appoint someone.
Hire Director of Digital Accessibility
The process is under way to hire the full-time Director of Digital Accessibility.
Director's Role and Responsibilities »
Procurement Accessibility Checks
The Digital Accessibility Committee is set to meet with members of Procurement and the Technical Review Board to set digital accessibility requirements in place for new and renewed digital contracts.
Sending First Accessibility Reviews
The interim Directors of Digital Accessibility have been reviewing digital content for accessibility compliance and are sending the first reports to site managers or digital platform business owners, following the digital accessibility audit process. These reports outline any issues found with the digital content or property and how to fix them. Reports are prioritized in order of highest traffic content and content that is most mission critical to the university.