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Re: What three aspects of accessibility in an educational setting do you consider to be most helpful?


From: Laura Fathauer
Date: Aug 14, 2020 7:19AM

It seems you have two things you can highlight:
1. Accessibility is still required and even more important with the
increase in technology-mediated environments.
2. the adage that accessibility is "necessary for some, helpful for all."

If I were to put in a third for faculty, I might put in there that if
they can learn chicago and APA formatting, they can learn
accessibility. Some of the content basics would probably just be
slight modifications to their current document creation process- e.g.
using styles in word.


On Thu, Aug 13, 2020 at 5:55 PM Laurie Kamrowski < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Hi everyone!
> I am doing a welcome back Zoom session for our faculty, and I was asked to
> cover the three most helpful aspects of accessibility in an educational
> setting.
> This is like trying to pick my favorite child. I have no idea where to
> start. I am thinking that uniformity would be a good thing to help with
> cognitive disabilities, but I really can't differentiate.
> I mean, I was also thinking that we could demonstrate how screen reader
> software can help even sighted users so that anyone can study without
> having to be chained to their computers - mostly as a way to make it not as
> scary to people who aren't familiar with accessible tech?
> I don't know if this helps paint a picture, but we are currently
> receiving a little pushback from faculty about accessibility, someone told
> some of them that accessibility has been suspended since Covid hit, and
> although I have confirmed with the DOE that this is 100% false, its a bit
> of an uphill battle.
> Any input would be so seriously appreciated. Thank you so much!
> Laurie Kamrowski
> She/Her/Hers
> Accessibility Specialist
> Mid Michigan College
> > > >