[CATO] Fw: Building Bridges 2021 Agenda is Live!

Monica Olsson molsson at sbctc.edu
Mon Jul 26 16:54:26 PDT 2021

Hi all,

Registration for Building Bridges is now live! See the email below from Andy Duckworth. I encourage you to review agenda and session descriptions<https://web.cvent.com/event/525e0d47-6400-4605-93c3-6e91d4af17d4/websitePage:645d57e4-75eb-4769-b2c0-f201a0bfc6ce> for the accessibility track.

Specifically, I want to highlight: "Accessibility in Procurement: How to Read a VPAT" presented by UW. This session is August 6th from 8:30-9:20am.

Description: If you make IT procurement decisions, you are assuming risk on behalf of your institution. As the risk owner, you must take steps to ensure the product or service you're procuring is accessible to all users,  including those with disabilities. How do you do that if you are not an accessibility expert? This session will describe how accessibility is addressed in the procurement process at the University of Washington (UW) and will define and explain Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPAT), a form that vendors commonly use to document their level of compliance with accessibility standards. The focus of this session is on what you can learn from VPATs without being an accessibility expert and will include a review of several example VPATs.

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Monica M. Olsson (she/her/hers)

Policy Associate – Accessible IT Coordinator

Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

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Registration for the first virtual Building Bridges conference open!

Building Bridges 2021 is tackling topics from all aspects of college and university operations by bringing together professionals in higher education to present their expertise and exchange ideas. Focused tracks will include, but are not limited to: ‘Student Success’, ‘Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’, ‘Resiliency Strategies’ and ‘Universal Accessibility’. Guided by IT professionals within the Washington Higher Education Technology Consortium (WHETC), Building Bridges 2021 will provide an excellent opportunity to network among presenters and other Information Technology professionals to gain knowledge and experience a new understanding of many of the challenges currently faced by higher education.

This conference will take place in an online format through Zoom on August 2-6, 2021. See the online agenda for more details:

Building Bridges 2021 Online Agenda<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/cvent.me/K0gXVQ__;!!JmPEgBY0HMszNaDT!8hSLQcoEG9oruvYk_rkhZOWZ-WeHj-OUrJ-RU3nZrp8YlyoJMLfuM4xMeMu3wPcnpFg$>

Register Now!<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/cvent.me/qqdNQw__;!!JmPEgBY0HMszNaDT!8hSLQcoEG9oruvYk_rkhZOWZ-WeHj-OUrJ-RU3nZrp8YlyoJMLfuM4xMeMu34srxc6E$>

Who should attend:

This conference is open to all higher education institution members.

Topics this conference will explore:

  *   Academic Technologies
  *   Accessibility
  *   Leadership
  *   Student Success
  *   Cloud Computing
  *   Cybersecurity
  *   Innovations during a global pandemic

[cid:image003.png at 01D781F4.38D86CB0]Andy Duckworth


Technology Innovation Officer

Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

o:360-704-4311 | c:253-318-7586

                      Book<https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/AndyDuckworth@sbctcedu.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/> time with me

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