The Necessity of Accessibility Online

Awarded Grant: $10,000

Principal Investigator:

Michael Case, Alfred State

This project would center on providing a day long Accessibility conference on our campus open to participants inside and outside of our institution. The morning session will consist of a presentation by an accessibility expert focusing on challenges unique to online learning. The break out sessions will occur in the afternoon and will focus on how faculty can make a variety of material types accessible.

In addition, all sessions will be recorded and, if the presenters are willing, combined with their materials to be compiled and converted into a Accessibility Guide that will be available on our website.

Ongoing training and support for faculty on accessibility software and procedures is the lasting byproduct of this conference with the goal of all online courses being accessible thereby aiding faculty development, retention, and student success.

Co-PI’s and Key Partners:

Melanie Ryan, Student Disability Services Coordinator, Alfred State
Ellen Sidey, Instructional Designer, Alfred State

Reports and Resources: