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Under the Microscope: Taking a closer look at the law, best practices, and future of digital accessibility
October 26, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Electronic & information technology (EIT) accessibility is a pivotal issue impacting higher education institutions across the United States. From the threat of increased litigation for non-compliance, as well as rapid changes in digital technology, it’s imperative that colleges and universities have a plan and support for EIT initiatives. Join Jason Piatt and Doug Flower from Kent State University as they share information about their institution’s approach to EIT accessibility during this webinar. Topics discussed during the session include legal and ethical aspects of digital accessibility, best practices and standards, resources for testing, evaluation and remediation, and how digital accessibility is evolving and impacting the professional landscape.
Jason Piatt, M.Ed., Electronic & Information Technology Manager, Student Accessibility Services, Kent State University
Jason Piatt currently serves as Electronic and Information Technology Manager for the Office of Student Accessibility Services. In this role, Piatt provides leadership and coordination for various digital accessibility initiatives and practices, including acting as a resource and advocate for the electronic and information technology (EIT) accessibility policy and collaborating with various units in the development of workflows and best practices for development of accessible digital materials.
Doug Flower, Web Redesign & Accessibility Coordinator, University Communications & Marketing, Kent State University
Doug Flower is a graduate of Kent State with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems. He started out as a Web Communications Editing Assistant during the website’s migration from CommonSpot to Drupal, and has since been hired on to support the web team as Web Redesign & Accessibility Coordinator.