Workshop to Address Making Technology Accessible to Students With Disabilities

The campus community is invited to attend "Legal Mandates for Accessible Technology: What Campuses Need to Know" on Friday, March 9. This workshop discusses making technology accessible to students with disabilities. It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Room 378B, Anderson Student Center.

The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice issued memos in 2010 and 2011 about the legal obligation of higher education institutions to ensure equal access of technology on campus for our students with disabilities. This legal mandate addresses all manners in which we use technology on campus to engage our current and prospective students.

Dr. Salome Heyward, the presenter, is a civil rights attorney with more than 30 years of experience. She is a nationally recognized and respected speaker and trainer in the areas of disability discrimination law and disability management who provides legal opinions and information on disability issues to colleges and universities.

Questions may be directed to Kimberly Schumann, Disability Services, (651) 962-6315.

To RSVP for this workshop, please email Lisa King by Wednesday, Feb. 22, to guarantee your lunch. 

To request disability-related accommodations or if you have dietary restrictions, please contact Kathy McGillivray (651) 523-2521.

This workshop is funded by a generous grant from the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities.