Webinar: Accessible, Inclusive Education: A Moral and Legal Imperative

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This is a webinar by Inside Higher Ed and Blackboard on accessible, inclusive education.

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Accessible, Inclusive Education: A Moral and Legal Imperative

Institutions across higher education are seeing an increasing emphasis on the expectations established in accessibility laws and rulings that have been handed down by the Department of Justice and Office of Civil Rights. As online programs grow and understanding of student needs increases, institutions need to provide both content and tools for learners with varying needs.

In this webinar, Susan Aldridge, President of Drexel University Online, and Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum, Managing Partner at Brown Goldstein Levy, join Scott Ready, Blackboard’s accessibility expert, to discuss the current landscape and ways to improve accessibility in higher ed. We’ll discuss the risks of not complying with regulations, the importance of a strategic plan for developing and maintaining an accessible online program, and the value of a quality, inclusive program to all students regardless of disability.

Join us for a lively discussion on these topics Wednesday, May 17 at 3:30 PM ET.
This webinar is made possible with the support of Blackboard. By registering for the webinar, you are agreeing to share your registration information with Inside Higher Ed and the sponsor for marketing purposes.

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Dr. Susan C. Aldridge
Senior Vice President, Online Learning
Drexel University

Dr. Susan C. Aldridge is senior vice president for Online Learning at Drexel University and president of Drexel University Online, where she is responsible for building an administrative division that provides comprehensive services for online students, while also pursuing innovative approaches to online curricula, teaching, and student assessment.

Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum
JD, Managing Partner
Brown Goldstein Levy

Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum, JD, Managing Partner, Brown Goldstein Levy, has represented students with disabilities in ADA litigation to ensure that they have equal access to curriculum and other services. She served on the faculty of The National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities at the University of Delaware and as Assistant Attorney General for Maryland.

Scott Ready
Principal Strategist

Scott Ready, Principal Strategist, Blackboard, leads institutions in strategic planning for online programs and accessibility awareness. He served as Director of Online Education at Spartanburg Community College where he developed the first online Interpreter Training program in the nation.

Registration is free at this link.

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.
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