EIT Accessibility Policy Kickoff - March 15th

In September 2017, Chancellor Jones formed the Technology Accessibility Review Committee (TARC) to create an accessibility policy that will foster awareness about electronic information technology accessibility and will guide us in providing accessible technology for not only our students, but faculty, staff and the general public as well.

Attendees at the policy kickoff event on March 15th (8:30 a.m. – noon at the Illini Union) will have the opportunity to hear about this effort from Chancellor Jones and learn more about the policy and the ways that we all can join in this exciting effort.

This event is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Event Agenda

Illini Union, Rooms A & B

Time Room
8:00 to 8:30 A.M. Registration and Light Breakfast
8:30 to 8:45 A.M. Opening Remarks, Chancellor Robert Jones
8:45 to 9:15 A.M. The Benefits of Accessible Technology

This year’s holiday video card from the Chancellor’s office was created with accessibility in mind from the beginning. Hear from the production team about how they did it.

9:15 to 9:45 A.M. Poliy Overview and Q&A

Mike Bohlmann and Tim Offenstein present an overview of the EIT Accessibility Policy and where implementation stands today.

9:45 to 10:00 A.M. Break
10:00 to 10:30 A.M. How You Can Help

Whether you are a technology professional or a technology novice, Tim Offenstein, Keith Hays, and Christy Blew will present ways you can advance the University towards more accessible technology whether as part of organizational culture or in technology practices.

10:30 to 11:30 A.M. Accessible Content 101

Every document, presentation, and video that we create can be made more accessible. Christy Blew from DRES will provide you with some of the basics of making accessible content.

11:30 to 11:45 A.M. Closing Remarks