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Join Us Live: How To Offer Accessibility for Advanced Courses Successfully

By: Aylin Dunham
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Delivering accessibility for advanced course content can present higher-ed professionals with additional challenges. Join AST for a live webinar on February 9th to learn from leaders who are doing it right and meeting the accessibility needs of their students with effective strategies and tools.

Student engagement fell in 2021, and many schools are approaching this semester in hybrid and virtual formats. The need to support learners is now even greater. Our webinar, Accessibility & Equality in Advanced Course Work, will tackle key considerations for educators to keep students focused and on track to obtain their degrees.

“While many schools are growing their remote and hybrid learning programs to become more robust, the challenges for today’s learners remain. Taking additional measures to deliver accessibility for students, but especially those enrolled in advanced courses and degrees, is more important than ever. We’re excited to host this session and provide working strategies to meet the needs of students with disabilities, remote learners and others to ensure they are fully supported and remain enrolled,” said Lindsay Tulloss, Customer Success Manager at Automatic Sync Technologies (AST) and Verbit.

Join us live as we share insights on the current challenges that universities and colleges are facing when it comes to delivering accessibility for advanced and non-traditional courses, including those with complex graduate-level and STEM content.

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You’ll learn from allstar accessibility leaders tackling complex course needs, including:

  • Shammah Bermudez, Director of Disability and Student Services, Mitchell Hamline School of Law: He has presented nationally on many topics in higher education, including Universal Design for Learning, ethics and student affairs. On top of his work at Mitchell Hamline, he serves as the Chair for the Commission for Two-Year Colleges under the non-profit ACPA: College Student Educators International.
  • Bridget Sullivan, Director for the Office of Student Access and Accommodations, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences: Her daily work focuses on supporting students with disabilities, reducing stigma and helping students succeed academically. She has spent the last 4 years working in accessibility services, implementing programs that serve diverse students, including traditional and adult learners.
  • Kate Miller, Access and Usability Manager, Office of Information Technology, University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus: Her work and professional interests are focused on technology, universal design, and accessibility. She holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and is now pursuing a doctorate in leadership for educational equity.

Our speakers will share their experiences serving in accessibility-focused roles at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, which offers blended learning opportunities to over 1,100 students, The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, which serves approximately 4,000 students and delivers 100+ program offerings and the University of Colorado at Denver which delivers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to over 18,000 students yearly.

Attend live to meet like-minded instructors, information technology experts, disability services professionals and leaders in education. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in a live Q&A with them for an event built around knowledge sharing to support both undergraduates and graduates taking advanced courses.

“All students, regardless of their track, degree or learning environment, deserve to have equal opportunities to succeed,” said Tulloss. “I’m thrilled for our speakers to have a forum to showcase and highlight what’s working at their institutions that our community can implement now — quickly and easily — to help students succeed and reach their full potential.”

RSVP for the webinar here, which will be AST’s first as a Verbit company.

AutomaticSync, a Verbit Company. Webinar. Accessibility & Equality in Advanced Course Work. Tackling the challenges which stem from non-traditional courses. February 9th, 12 pm EST. Shammah Bermudez, Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Bridget Sullivan, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. Lindsay Tulloss, Verbit & AST.