• 39th Annual CSUN Assistive Technology Conference - March 18 - 22,2024 at the Anaheim Marriott

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Partners Across Campus Launch Accessibility Training Academy

Date & Time
Friday, March 17, 2023 - 1:20 PM PST  
Grand JK  
Deciding how (and with what materials!) to teach accessibility compliance and concepts to your enterprise’s employees is a daunting prospect. Evaluating the worth and compatibility of existing trainings can seem to take as long as starting from scratch. Free, open-source trainings are rarely available for all employee roles in your specific industry. But how can you create trainings when you don’t feel like a subject matter expert? And when are you supposed to do this work? You’re completely overwhelmed with EXISTING compliance efforts. Accessibility training is a key example of an initial outlay of time and energy paying off dividends in the future; and it’s possible when you collaborate with others at your company or school who are already communicating with and training their teams and clients. We’ll present how the Digital Accessibility team and Student Accessibility Services at Kent State University sought out campus partners and launched 12 reimagined or new trainings in one semester. We’ll share our strategy on how and with whom we made those connections and wrote those trainings. A huge part of our success has been strategic branding and marketing – and we’ll explain our entire process. Learn to create quality trainings and deliverables based on quality information at a scale that is possible at your workplace.

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  • Higher Education
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Media & Publishing
  • Legal
  • Employment & Human Resources
Audience Level
Session Summary (Abstract)
One size of accessibility training cannot fit all. But is creating specialized trainings worth the research and effort? Cross-campus collaboration makes it possible. Learn how Kent State University created the Equal Access Academy.  
Primary Topic
Digital Accessibility  
Secondary Topics
  • Design
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Leadership & Strategy
  • Research
Session Type
General Track  


  • Alison Haynes
    Kent State University

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