Accessible Technology

The accessible technology initiative is addressing the requirements mandated in the recent Department of Justice consent decree. This summer, the Assistive Technology team will move into their new space in Shriver Center. The AccessMU Center will be a resource for students, faculty and staff to learn more about accessibility.

6/16/2017  Update

Over the past few weeks, the team has:

  • Finalized and provided Accessible Technology Staff training
  • Completed the second Quarterly Progress Report. This report details Miami’s progress in meeting the Decree’s technology-related requirements. The report has been sent to the CIO & OEEO.

5/1/2017  Update

Training took place last week for creating and remediating PDFs. Sessions were offered in Oxford and at the Regionals.

4/24/2017  Update

The accessible technologies group had a busy week. Following RFPs and vendor presentations, negotiations are underway with vendors who will provide the AT Audit and an automated web accessibility tool. The group is also working to refine the new process that will measure the accessibility of products requested for purchase.

The 4th Annual AT Symposium is around the corner (October 12 and 13) and planning has begun.

The group is scheduling interviews for the final member of their team, the AccessMU coordinator.