[Cato] Webinar: Learning from University of Montana - AT Policy Creation (Dec 7)

Jess Thompson jess.thompson at sbctc.edu
Mon Nov 21 13:42:20 PST 2016

I'd like to invite you all to share with your councils and commissions another webinar discussing the development of University of Montana's highly regarded accessible technology policy.

Webinar: Learning from University of Montana - Accessible Technology Policy Creation

Janet Sedgley, University of Montana's Manager of Accessible Technology Services, will join us to discuss the process by which UM developed what has been considered one of the most comprehensive and model policies for accessible technology.  This will be a fantastic opportunity for those working on developing policy and procedures to hear from someone that has been in that very position - and made it out alive! ;)

Please register for the webinar<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScdVtMVuBpxJPms8fp-CyD4ordbKUmYvOP8j5OoegjV2rM3Vg/viewform> in advance if you would like to receive webinar materials, a link to the recording, and/or need to request accommodations.

Webinar details below:

Who: Janet Sedgley, Manager of Accessible Technology Services, Univ of Montana

What: In this webinar, Janet Sedgley will discuss the process by which UM created their EITA policy.

Why: University of Montana has been applauded for their EITA policy<https://www.umt.edu/accessibility/implementation/default.php> - considered a model in terms of how comprehensive it is. Further, by simply reading through their EITA policy you can see how they have broken AT into various domains, making shared responsibility and the implementation process explicit and clear to anyone reviewing the policy and procedures. (Read glowing remarks about the agreement resolution from the National Federation of the Blind<https://nfb.org/national-federation-blind-applauds-groundbreaking-agreement-equal-access-higher-education>.)

When: Wednesday, December 7th, 1:00 - 2:30pm .
The webinar will be recorded and the link distributed to those registered.

Where: Blackboard Collaborate<https://us.bbcollab.com/collab/ui/session/guest/44544C8519643F9B53A334F6F17242C1> (click on that link to join the day of the webinar)

How: Once again, we would like to encourage college representatives from IT, Disability Support Services, eLearning, IC, Public Information/Communications and anyone else interested in attending the webinar together - in the same room, around the same table.

Further, we ask that you review UM's EITA policy before the webinar so that you have a level of familiarity to ask questions about the policy. The policy and procedures are available on their EITA Implementation webpage<https://www.umt.edu/accessibility/implementation/default.php>.

Jess Thompson
Program Administrator, eLearning & Open Education
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
1300 Quince St SE | PO Box 42495 | Olympia, WA 98504
p: 360.704.4327|c: 253.229.8591
jess.thompson at sbctc.edu<mailto:jess.thompson at sbctc.edu> | www.sbctc.edu<http://www.sbctc.edu/>

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