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Wednesday, October 13 • 10:00am - 10:50am
Breaking barriers & building efficiencies: A collaborative, engaged stakeholder approach to making a residential graduate program accessible for a deaf-blind student

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UNC-CH's Accessibility Resources and Service (ARS) determines reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. A small number of students experience impacts that go far beyond the effectiveness of individual accommodations and which call for input and action from program staff and faculty.

In 2019, UNC Chapel Hill established a Digital Accessibility Office (DAO) which has worked diligently productive partnerships across campus, ultimately creating more stakeholders to help provide accommodation support.

When a deaf-blind student enrolled at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health for Fall 2021, a new communication system would be needed to ensure an effective support response.

This talk outlines the coordinated efforts to address this challenge, describes efficiencies from the timely engagement and of all stakeholders as early as possible, and will share the tools, systems, and structures established to ensure student success.

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Aiya Williams

Instructional Technology Manager, UNC Chapel Hill
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Brad Held

Head of Digital Accessibility, UNC Chapel Hill
Brad Held serves as the Head of Digital Accessibility at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. He oversees the campus implementation of a stronger accessibility initiative at UNC and works to raise awareness on accessibility to key stakeholders across campus. Brad has... Read More →

Wednesday October 13, 2021 10:00am - 10:50am EDT
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