All Aboard: Engaging Stakeholders to Ensure Access to Technology for Students with Disabilities (E/SI)
May 5, 2020 | 11:30 - 12:30Location: 512 A-G
Track: Wiring for Student Success
Colleges and institutes can promote the success of their students by creating an inclusive environment. Stakeholders have an important role to play in this endeavour. From their collaborative efforts emerges a collective intelligence that influences policies and practices, including those related to accessible information and communication technologies (ICTs). _x000D_
Presenters will review the traditional stakeholder groups within institutions who help ensure that ICTs are accessible to students with disabilities, along with the challenges they can face. Two promising models for engaging relevant stakeholders will be described. The first is a project-management model used by the University of Boulder that was developed in response to legal claims of discrimination regarding digital inaccessibility for their students with disabilities. The second model, the Student-Centered Community Building Model, comes from the DO-IT Centre at the University of Washington and describes the roles of key stakeholders, including information technology and assistive technology vendors._x000D_
Participants will address questions including: How does legislation and funding impact stakeholder involvement? How can communication be facilitated among stakeholders? They will also be invited to share their exemplary practices regarding stakeholder engagement.
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