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Accessibility in Action

Mission Statement 

Our mission is to deliver evolving accessible curriculum to anyone wishing to learn at WSU Tech. This goal is achieved through design, research, training, and collaboration with any individual or entity associated with WSU Tech

Roles & Responsibilities

Role of Accessibility Committee Members

  • Recommendations/approval for continuous improvement of the WSU Tech Accessibility Plan

  • Lead assigned academic department level accessibility processes and activities

  • Collaborate with faculty and Deans to ensure program/discipline accessibility goals are met

  • Facilitate accessibility training sessions if necessary/encourage completion of online trainings within assigned areas

  • Learn how to utilize the Bb Ally software

  • Provide mentoring/training for faculty on the accessibility processes/activities at faculty events including but not limited to Bootcamp, In-Service, Adjunct In-Service etc.

  • Review and approve the Institutional Accessibility Report

 

Role of Accessibility Committee Chair

  • Facilitate Accessibility Committee meetings

  • Write the Institutional Accessibility Report

  • Collaborate with the Deans and Accessibility Committee members to ensure all Accessibility planning and reporting timelines are met

  • Create and facilitate accessibility trainings that meet accessibility timeline

  • Represent WSU Tech in the WSU Accessibility Committee

 

Role of Faculty/Department Chairs/Program Directors

  • Obtain VPAT from vendors for all vendor created instructional materials

  • Ensure vendor materials meet accessibility requirements

  • Participate in ITAS training events on accessibility

  • Ensure instructional content meets accessibility requirements per the approved timeline

  • Learn and utilize Bb Ally software to ensure instructional content meets accessible standards

  • Report accessibility data accurately and timely

 

Role of Academic Deans

  • Collaborate with Faculty and Accessibility Committee members to ensure the department meets college accessibility goals

  • Coordinate with the appropriate Accessibility Committee member to write the department level accessibility report and submit to the Chair, Accessibility Committee by the due date

 

Role of ITAS

  • Provide introductory accessibility training for new faculty during PRD 101

  • Ensure new full-time faculty understand backfill trainings requirements and get enrolled in them

  • Provide design services to assist faculty as they update course to meet accessibility requirements

  • Provide design services that meet the accessibility requirements for new design projects

 

Role of Director, Disability Services

  • Provide expertise to the group on disability issues

  • Provide the link between accessibility and accommodation requirements

  • Provide training as necessary