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*10 Challenges and Real-life Solutions  
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*'''10 Challenges and Real-life Solutions'''
**1. Administrative Buy-in
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**'''1. Administrative Buy-in'''
 
***Challenge: Varies by (and within) Institutions
 
***Challenge: Varies by (and within) Institutions
 
***Solution(s):  
 
***Solution(s):  
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****System Office Accessibility Resource Center
 
****System Office Accessibility Resource Center
 
****Grassroots Efforts
 
****Grassroots Efforts
**2. Communication
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**'''2. Communication'''
 
***Challenge: Accessibility Policy Needs to be Distributed to Everyone
 
***Challenge: Accessibility Policy Needs to be Distributed to Everyone
 
***Solution(s):  
 
***Solution(s):  
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****Campus Documentation
 
****Campus Documentation
 
****Accessibility Awareness Campaign
 
****Accessibility Awareness Campaign
**3. Accessibility Requirements Apply to Everyone
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**'''3. Accessibility Requirements Apply to Everyone'''
 
***Challenge: Mistaken Belief Only Applies to Website Designers
 
***Challenge: Mistaken Belief Only Applies to Website Designers
 
***Solution(s):  
 
***Solution(s):  
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*****Websites and Web-based Content
 
*****Websites and Web-based Content
 
*****Awareness Campaigns
 
*****Awareness Campaigns
**4. Accessibility or Disability
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**'''4. Accessibility or Disability'''
 
***Challenge: Role of Disability Services Providers often Misunderstood
 
***Challenge: Role of Disability Services Providers often Misunderstood
 
***Solution(s):
 
***Solution(s):
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****Disability Service Provider Websites link to (external) Accessibility Resources
 
****Disability Service Provider Websites link to (external) Accessibility Resources
 
****Hire Separate Staff for Accessibility and Disability Services
 
****Hire Separate Staff for Accessibility and Disability Services
**5. Training
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**'''5. Training'''
 
***Challenge: Training is Required for All Audiences and Skill Levels
 
***Challenge: Training is Required for All Audiences and Skill Levels
 
***Solution(s):
 
***Solution(s):
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*****Campus Training & Development Unit Includes Accessibility as Best Practice
 
*****Campus Training & Development Unit Includes Accessibility as Best Practice
 
*****Faculty Train Future Educators, Instructional and Web Designers in Academic Course Curriculum
 
*****Faculty Train Future Educators, Instructional and Web Designers in Academic Course Curriculum
**6. Accessible Multimedia
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**'''6. Accessible Multimedia'''
 
***Challenge: Requirements, Funding and Prioritization Plan
 
***Challenge: Requirements, Funding and Prioritization Plan
 
***Solution(s):
 
***Solution(s):
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****Campus Sound Studio Requires Clients to Read from Prepared Script
 
****Campus Sound Studio Requires Clients to Read from Prepared Script
 
****Create a Prioritization Plan and Providing Funding Options
 
****Create a Prioritization Plan and Providing Funding Options
**7. Accessible Textbooks
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**'''7. Accessible Textbooks'''
 
***Challenge: Must be Selected with Accessibility in Mind
 
***Challenge: Must be Selected with Accessibility in Mind
 
***Solution(s):
 
***Solution(s):
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****Resources: AMAC E-Text Service (Production and Accessible Textbook Finder); Bookshare.org; Learning Ally
 
****Resources: AMAC E-Text Service (Production and Accessible Textbook Finder); Bookshare.org; Learning Ally
 
****Work with Publisher
 
****Work with Publisher
**8. Procurement
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**'''8. Procurement'''
 
***Challenge: Often Overlooked
 
***Challenge: Often Overlooked
 
***Solution(s):  
 
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****Targeted Training for Procurement Personnel
 
****Targeted Training for Procurement Personnel
 
****Incorporate Accessibility into Discussions during Procurement Process
 
****Incorporate Accessibility into Discussions during Procurement Process
**9. Iterative Process
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**'''9. Iterative Process'''
 
***Challenge: Accessibility is an Ongoing, Repetitive Process
 
***Challenge: Accessibility is an Ongoing, Repetitive Process
 
***Solution(s):
 
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****Annual Training
 
****Annual Training
 
****Regular Web Audits (Quarterly, Annual Reports)
 
****Regular Web Audits (Quarterly, Annual Reports)
**10. Centralized Support
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**'''10. Centralized Support'''
 
***Challenge: Centralized Support, Decentralized (Distributed) Environment
 
***Challenge: Centralized Support, Decentralized (Distributed) Environment
 
***Solution(s):  
 
***Solution(s):  

Revision as of 15:24, 18 May 2017

  • Presenter: Janet Sylvia, WAG Coordinator and Accessibility Specialist at AMAC (c)
  • 10 Challenges and Real-life Solutions
    • 1. Administrative Buy-in
      • Challenge: Varies by (and within) Institutions
      • Solution(s):
        • Accessibility Symposium for Administrators
        • System Office Accessibility Resource Center
        • Grassroots Efforts
    • 2. Communication
      • Challenge: Accessibility Policy Needs to be Distributed to Everyone
      • Solution(s):
        • Distribute via Multiple Sources
        • Campus Documentation
        • Accessibility Awareness Campaign
    • 3. Accessibility Requirements Apply to Everyone
      • Challenge: Mistaken Belief Only Applies to Website Designers
      • Solution(s):
        • Accessibility Policy, Statement and Resources include clearly defined Scope
          • Academic and Online Courses
          • Programs and Activities
          • Procured Goods and Services
          • Websites and Web-based Content
          • Awareness Campaigns
    • 4. Accessibility or Disability
      • Challenge: Role of Disability Services Providers often Misunderstood
      • Solution(s):
        • Accessibility Policy, Statement, Resources clearly Defines Accessibility and Disability
        • Disability Service Provider Websites link to (external) Accessibility Resources
        • Hire Separate Staff for Accessibility and Disability Services
    • 5. Training
      • Challenge: Training is Required for All Audiences and Skill Levels
      • Solution(s):
          • Targeted Training (Academics, Procurement, Websites, etc.) for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced
          • Campus Training & Development Unit Includes Accessibility as Best Practice
          • Faculty Train Future Educators, Instructional and Web Designers in Academic Course Curriculum
    • 6. Accessible Multimedia
      • Challenge: Requirements, Funding and Prioritization Plan
      • Solution(s):
        • Accessibility Policy, Statement, Resources clearly define Multimedia and Requirements
        • Campus Sound Studio Requires Clients to Read from Prepared Script
        • Create a Prioritization Plan and Providing Funding Options
    • 7. Accessible Textbooks
      • Challenge: Must be Selected with Accessibility in Mind
      • Solution(s):
        • Ensure Faculty are Aware and Informed
        • Disability Service Providers (if student is registered)
        • Resources: AMAC E-Text Service (Production and Accessible Textbook Finder); Bookshare.org; Learning Ally
        • Work with Publisher
    • 8. Procurement
      • Challenge: Often Overlooked
      • Solution(s):
        • Accessibility Policy, Statement, Resources includes Procurement of Goods and Services
        • Targeted Training for Procurement Personnel
        • Incorporate Accessibility into Discussions during Procurement Process
    • 9. Iterative Process
      • Challenge: Accessibility is an Ongoing, Repetitive Process
      • Solution(s):
        • Annual Reminder
        • Annual Awareness Campaign
        • Annual Training
        • Regular Web Audits (Quarterly, Annual Reports)
    • 10. Centralized Support
      • Challenge: Centralized Support, Decentralized (Distributed) Environment
      • Solution(s):
        • Establish a System-Wide Accessibility Resource Center; or Submit Proposal to System Office
        • Share Resources: College, Campus, University, System
        • Networking – WAG, other Campus or System-wide Groups