UT to host Americans With Disabilities Act summit Nov. 18-19

October 28, 2013 | UToday
By Staff



The University of Toledo will host an Americans With Disabilities Act Summit and Seminar Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 18 and 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Scott Park Auditorium.

The event is free to all UT employees.

Ken Petri, director of the Web Accessibility Center at Ohio State University and a nationally recognized expert on technology issues as they pertain to the Americans With Disabilities Act, will speak and lead a series of workshops on topics that will include:

• The basics of video accessibility;

• Accessibility evaluation;

• Word/PowerPoint/PDF accessibility;

• Accessibility for print designers;

• Best practices for video content accessibility; and

• Mobile accessibility basics.

In addition, Scott Lissner, president of the Association on Higher Education and Disability, will deliver an executive summary intended to communicate the breadth of the Americans With Disabilities Act and strategies that other universities and medical centers are employing to stay compliant.

Also to be discussed will be an outline of UT accommodation processes and a discussion of the multiple on- and off-campus resources available.

UT Director of Internal Audit and Chief Compliance Officer David Cutri said Petri will address issues such as facilities and infrastructure, employee services, planning and strategy, and risk assessment.

“This is a unique opportunity for all staff and faculty members that provide educational products and services to our student customers to learn how to deliver these services with full consideration of our diverse population,” Cutri said.

A full summit agenda is available here.