Upcoming Workshops from Student Accessibility Services
January 31, 2020
Student Accessibility Services is offering several professional development opportunities this semester.
February 11, 2020
Salome Heyward, J.D., is one of the nation’s leading legal experts regarding compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA and ADAAA) and the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504 and 508).
Identifying and Removing Barriers to Access – AHEAD (Association of Higher Education and Disability)
February 13, 2020
When complex requests, such as extending deadlines for assignments, are made, it can be difficult to know how to assess their reasonableness. Much time can be spent analyzing how to proceed. In this webinar, we will explore this question and propose a framework for considering challenging requests. We will model the framework using extended time for deadlines as an example.
Strategic Outreach – Spreading Accessibility throughout Campus – AHEAD (Association of Higher Education and Disability)
February 18, 2020
Disability resource personnel are committed to designing campuses that are fully accessible. But how do we ensure equitable experiences for everyone across the campus? Participants will learn to identify opportunities for engagement and strategies for achieving routine inclusion in campus projects related to digital accessibility, with a minimum of technical expertise.
Everything you wanted to know about SAS – but were afraid to ask! – Presented by Dr. Lauren Sebel, Director of Student Accessibility Services
February 28, 2020 & April 3, 2020
Methods and Strategies for Implementing Assistive Technology with Students – AHEAD (Association of Higher Education and Disability)
April 7, 2020
With the plethora of assistive technology (AT) tools on the market today, finding the most effective AT can be challenging. Finding a tool that best fits a student can lead to increased student use and better support for students both in and outside of the classroom. Through discussion of the AT implementation process, including methods and strategies, participants will learn effective means of AT discovery, integration, and follow-up.
April 7, 2020
12:30 – 2:00 PM
This session will include a review of the important court decisions, settlement agreements and agency rulings of the year. We will focus on the issues and concerns that continue to generate the majority of complaints and lawsuits, i.e., the proper role of faculty, the responsibility of students, identifying essential academic requirements, and the adoption of compliant grievance policies and procedures. We will also discuss significant OCR and DOJ pronouncements regarding accommodation practices and procedures.
2020: The Legal Year in Review – AHEAD (Association of Higher Education and Disability)
April 23, 2020
Paul Grossman, retired OCR Chief Regional Attorney, will highlight current and upcoming issues that inform higher education disability services, including judicial decisions and settlements concerning self-injurious students, alternative media production, website access, campus transit, and ESAs on campus. This update will impact your mission, your college, and the students and stakeholders you serve.