[Athen] Accessibility Centers

Gaeir Dietrich gdietrich at htctu.net
Fri Jul 11 18:25:14 PDT 2014

DO-IT was started with a federal grant, and the HTCTU was started as a partnership between the California State Vocational Rehabilitation Dept. and the California Community Colleges. Once the grant ran out for the HTCTU, costs were picked up by the CCC Chancellor’s Office.


Gaeir (rhymes with "fire") Dietrich
408-996-6047 or 408-996-4636


From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Karen Sorensen
Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2014 4:15 PM
To: The EDUCAUSE IT Accessibility Constituent Group Listserv; Access Technology Higher Education Network
Subject: [Athen] Accessibility Centers

Hi -

I have a dream of a statewide or at least a college-wide accessibility center where:

* faculty can get training on accessible course content creation,
* end user testing of dynamic products and tools can be done,
* and hosting of special projects like Subject area accessibility studies can be managed.

Our director has asked if there are other centers like this that I know of. I know of the High Tech Center in California and DO-It at Univ. of WA, but are there others? How did these and others get started? Who runs them?

Thanks everyone!



Karen M. Sorensen
Accessibility Advocate for Online Courses
Portland Community College
"The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.” Tim Berners-Lee

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