USG Symposium

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About the Symposium

The USG and AMAC Accessibility Symposium was held on November 1, 2016 from 9:00am - 12:00pm at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center.
At this event, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Accessibility was discussed in regards to institutional legal responsibilities, faculty and student success and overall good customer service.

This event was co-sponsored by the AMAC Accessibility Solutions and Research Center, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University System of Georgia (USG). It was targeted to Presidents, Provosts, Vice Presidents, CIOs, and Compliance Officers who are responsible for recognizing and responding to ICT accessibility issues at their institutions. This includes accessibility compliance of academic and online courses, websites and web-based applications, as well as procured goods. Invitees include administrators from USG institutions and the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). Also invited were Directors of Teaching and Learning, Directors of Online Learning, Disability Services Providers and WAG Members.

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Presenter Slides

Agenda and Resource Links


  • Presenter Slides - Welcome (PDF)
  • Janet Sylvia, WAG Coordinator, AMAC and Moderator
  • Dr. Rob E. Anderson, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Policy, University System of Georgia (USG)
  • Dr. Joyce A. Jones, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, USG
  • Dr. G. P. 'Bud' Peterson, President, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Christopher Lee, Director, AMAC
  • Kimberly Ellis, Coordinator Special Populations, Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG)


Review of Legal Requirements, and Accessibility and Technology in an Evolving Legal Landscape

  • Lecture Format; No Presenter Slides
  • Manuel 'Mike' Galifianakis, ADA Coordinator for the Georgia State Financing & Investment Commission

Award: UPCEA South Award, Special Populations (ICT Accessibility MOOC)

  • Presented by Dr. Nelson Baker, Dean, Georgia Tech Professional Education to Dr. Christopher Lee, Director, AMAC
  • ICT Accessibility MOOC

Institutional Perspective

Basics of ICT Accessibility: Academic and Online Courses, Websites and Web-based Applications, Procurement

Components of a Campus Accessibility Plan

Web Accessibility Group (WAG) for Higher Education

  • Janet Sylvia, WAG Coordinator, AMAC

Statewide Technical Assistance Center

  • Dr. Christopher Lee, Director, AMAC

Strategies for Institutional Implementation

Closing Comments