WCAG 2.0 and ADA Section 508: Avoiding OCR Investigation and ADA Violation

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  • 60 minutes

The US Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is cracking down on school websites, and schools are scrambling to avoid conflicts with the OCR to ensure people with disabilities have equal access to programs, services, and activities. The OCR launched over 224 investigations into web accessibility cases involving college websites, distance learning, remote apps and online educational organizations, citing violations with school and university website's digital coursework, multimedia and library resources. In 2017, that figure rose to approximately 360.

In this webinar expert Speaker Kent Seaver will examine changes made to Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act, along with the learning implication associated with current Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0). Guidelines and Best Practices will be addressed allowing higher education stakeholders to understand what is expected of them in relation to both of these technology mandates.

Session Highlights:

  • Understand how ADA Section 508 has changed

  • Gain an insight into WCAG 2.0 and how it relates to your institution

  • Know what Accessibility is, and why it matters for your college’s website

  • Realize the benefits that accompany changes to Section 508

  • Discuss how to implement responsible accommodations and training's

Why You Should Attend:

Access to education is possibly the paramount factor facing today’s higher education community. Having a prepared and diverse group of students entering your institution will help ensure rich dialogue, creative collaboration, and enriched graduated ready to make an impact on the workforce. Web accessibility and compliance is a requirement, but trying to understand the WCAG 2.0 Guidelines and how they relate to ADA Section 508, OCR and other compliance requirements, can be confusing. We are all responsible for student success; therefore, we all need to be informed as to what is going on.

Who Should Attend:

  • ADA and 504 Coordinators

  • College and University Counselors,

  • College and University Advisors

  • Faculty members

  • Directors of Equal Opportunity Programs

  • Directors of College Campuses

  • Coordinators of Student Affairs

  • Directors of Special Education

  • Directors of Pupil Services

  • Director of Human Resources

  • Directors of Student Services

  • Directors of Public Safety

  • Directors of Facility Operations

Ask your question directly from our expert during the Q&A session following the live event.

Kent  Seaver

Kent Seaver

Kent Seaver has 18 years of experience in the fields of student services and learning resources. While at North Lake College in Irving,TX, he has expanded his work to include multiple student cohorts, including Title IX initiatives. He is presently the Director of Planning and Development and was previously the Director of Learning Resources. He served as Title IX Coordinator from 2014-2016. In that role, Kent created the first comprehensive Title IX intake and response program in the Dallas County District. Kent has earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma and a Juris Doctorate in Law from Texas Wesleyan University.

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