Envisioning An Accessible Future Means Being The Change And Managing It Too
Concurrent Session 7
Every institution is facing its own accessibility challenges in its own way. One thing that joins us all is the reality of change management. This session will take an honest look at the idea of "accessibility as change."
In a perfect world, change happens slowly and with planning. But the pace of accessibility lawsuits and OCR investigations is forcing a much more rapid pace for the changes needed to support the development of an accessible university. Every institution is facing accessibility challenges in their own way due to the specific legal and practical situation they are in. But what unites all higher ed institutions is the reality that an accessible future will require skillful change management. The trick comes in reconciling the pace of evolving accessibility standards and the need to manage change in a thoughtful and practical way. This session will look at the idea that the accessibility revolution is permanent, rapid, and fundamental to higher education's effectiveness. Together, we will consider ways to manage these changes at any higher ed institution.