Higher-Ed IT leaders and technology staff contributed to a 15 minute video presented to the recent Educause technology conference to stress the importance of using technology to make college campuses more accessible.
The video, ”IT Accessibility: What Campus Leaders Have to Say” was produced jointly by the University of Washington’s AccessComputing project and DO-IT Center. A key message in the video was the importance of making technology accessible from the start of a project rather than retrofitting it later.
The University of Washington’s DO-IT Center promotes the success of individuals with disabilities in post secondary education and careers, using technology as an empowering tool. DO-IT stands for Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology. They produce a variety of resources (including videos) for students with disabilities, K-12 educators, postsecondary faculty and administrators, librarians, employers, parents, and mentors.