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Ensuring Student Inclusion in a World of Technology

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As technology becomes a central part of instruction across higher education, the challenges for ensuring access for disabled students grows with the complexity of instructional technology. Join us to learn how Ohio State University is working to improve accessibility while balancing the needs and wants of faculty and instructional design staff. The presentation will cover legal and regulatory frameworks applying to procurement of accessible instructional materials, working with faculty on their materials selection, and discuss some approaches for assessing technology for accessibility.


  • L. Scott Lissner

    L. Scott Lissner is the Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator and 504 Compliance Officer for The Ohio State University, where he is also an Associate of the John Glenn School of Public Policy and serves as a lecturer for the Moritz College of Law, the Knowlton School of Architecture and Disability Studies. Engaged in community and professional service, Scott is a Past President and Public Policy Chair of the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) and serves on the Board of Directors for The Center for Disability Empowerment, VSA Ohio, and the Editorial Board for Thompson’s ADA Compliance Guide. He is a regular and popular presenter both nationally and internationally, serves on numerous boards in support of access and equity. Recent publications include The Impact of the ADAAA of 2008 on Higher Education, Thompsons Publications; Universal Design in the Institutional Setting: Weaving a Philosophy into Campus Planning in Universal Design: From Accessibility to Zoning (J. Cowley-Evans & J. Nasser (Eds.); From Legal Principle to Informed Practice with J. E. Jarrow; and A Long View of Change, Disability Blog, The Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy.

  • Peter Bossley

    Peter Bossley leads digital accessibility compliance at The Ohio State University. Outside his role with Ohio State, he has consulted for organizations in private and public sectors, served as a legal expert for national disability rights organizations, and has been a testifying expert in federal court on ADA and digital accessibility issues. With 15 years of full-time technology experience and a lifetime of being a blind person who is personally reliant on assistive technology, he understands the complex issues involved in making technology accessible. Peter is a Certified Professional in Web Accessibility (CPWA) by the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) and regularly presents at industry conferences on digital accessibility.

November 16, 2021
Tue 2:00 PM EST

Duration 1H 30M

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