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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 Team (A-Team) 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 Director of Accessibility

  • Facilitate A-Team meetings

  • Write the Institutional Accessibility Report

  • Collaborate with the Deans and A-Team members to ensure all accessibility planning and reporting timelines are met

  • Create and facilitate accessibility training that meets the accessibility timeline

  • Provide introductory accessibility training for new faculty concurrent with PRD 101

  • Ensure new full-time faculty understand backfill training requirements 

  • Enroll faculty in training and monitor progress

  • Represent WSU Tech in the WSU Accessibility Committee if needed


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

  • Maintain proficiency in accessibility knowledge and best practices

  • Apply accessibility and universal design for learning standards to technology purchases, faculty advice, physical space creation, and digital content creation

  • Provide design services to assist faculty as they update courses 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

Meet the A-Team

Meet the A-Team!

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