Tag Archives: accessibility

Expanding Opportunity through Access

Digital solutions that are developed to provide access for individuals with disabilities also tend to be the solutions that help everyone, regardless of ability.

Defining Access If you haven’t had a chance to read the recent Digital Content Guidelines Update Memo from the Provost, I would recommend checking it out before reading on. It is an important reminder and provides important context for my argument.   You don’t have to look very far to realize that student “access” in…

Practice Makes Progress: Digital accessibility and moving toward a more inclusive campus

A quotation by Nate Evans, the author of this blog post. He says, "... there isn't a playbook for 'how to do accessibility' at an institution like MSU, or any other college or university for that matter." Quote used to showcase the ambiguous notion of accessibility and the perceived lack of guidance.

by Nate Evans The Impossible: No Playbook At this university, a dedicated group of faculty, curriculum and learning designers, software developers, communicators, and administrators achieved the impossible for the second year in a row. And they will do it again next year. Just a heads up: they may be looking for your help. I am…

Building Disability Empathy

Building Disability Empathy James Jackson explores how cultivating simple, personal interactions can allow us to see disability from a more personal, empathetic lens. By James Jackson, EIT Accessibility Coordinator A few months ago, I was given the opportunity to participate in an Ask Me Anything event on the Knowledge Commons platform, a social network backed…

006 “Accessibility” (Hubcast Episode)

On this week’s episode, we follow a conversation facilitated by Shell Little with the Accessibility Team in Will’s House. During the conversation, the team describes its role within Michigan State University IT, how they advocate for students with disabilities, and makes the case that Accessibility and Inclusion are critical to driving innovation forward. Find this episode on iTunes.