Empowering Accessibility: Strategies for Success

How can institutions adapt to meet new state and federal web accessibility requirements and students’ expectations?

Recently, the U.S. Department of Justice released revisions impacting Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and web accessibility. It emphasized the obligations of public universities, community colleges, and public schools to make web content and mobile applications accessible. Accessible learning begins at an institutional level, but it will not be without a new set of challenges. 

Join Elisabeth Greenwood, Instructional Technology Specialist and Chair of the Academic Affairs DEI Task Force at the University of Central Florida, and Lee O. Conerly, Ph.D., Director of Academic Instruction at Coastal Alabama Community College, as they discuss accessibility in higher education. They will discuss how to identify and adopt accessible technologies and share how to use proctoring tools, such as Honorlock, not only to protect exam integrity but also to uncover faculty professional development needs and aid students in accessibility advocacy.

As you walk away from our session, you will learn:

  • Why technology is essential in creating accessible learning and assessments
  • Best practices for implementing training and development focused on accessibility
  • How to uncover faculty professional development needs
  • Tools to encourage student advocacy in accessibility

This webinar is sponsored by:

Speaker Bio
Lee O. Conerly, Ph.D.

Director, Academic Instruction – Coastal Alabama Community College

Building on her experiences in the secondary and higher education classrooms, Dr. Lee O. Conerly approaches her role as Director of Academic Instruction at Coastal Alabama Community College with her classroom foundation in mind. For years, Dr. Conerly learned from students in a variety of composition, literature, and leadership courses and was energized by watching them grow personally and professionally. In her leadership role, she enjoys viewing her colleagues through a similar lens as she works closely with faculty to analyze SLOs, implement initiatives from the Strategic Plan, and remain in compliance with accreditation agencies. Dr. Conerly serves as the Vice President of the Instructional Administrators Association and shares her doctoral research through educational forums as she helps educators better understand the veteran student population.
Elisabeth Greenwood

Instructional Technology Specialist and Chair of the Academic Affairs DEI task force – University of Central Florida

Elisabeth Greenwood is an Instructional Technology Specialist at the Center for Distributed Learning, University of Central Florida. Joining UCF in 2006, she heads the technical support team for online courses at UCF and provides faculty consultation and training. Elisabeth works closely with Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice at UCF, with an emphasis on student accessibility and accommodations for online courses.
Jordan Adair

VP of Product – Honorlock

Jordan Adair is the VP of Product at Honorlock that leads product development initiatives. Jordan believes in delivering a solution that empowers instructors and improves the student experience. He began his career in education as an elementary and middle school teacher. Jordan has a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations from Florida Atlantic University.