UT Launches Campus Accessibility Resource Website

The university has launched a new website to improve accessibility of campus information, instructional materials, and technology.

The purpose of http://accessibility.utk.edu is to provide information regarding training opportunities, internal and external resources, tips, and best practices to ensure that the materials produced by campus communicators and faculty are broadly accessible to everyone in the campus community.

“As our efforts continue, more internal resources and training opportunities will be announced via the website,” said Heather Hartman, chair of the Accessibility Implementation Team.

Training opportunities already available to campus faculty and staff include fall workshops hosted by the Office of Information Technology on enhancing document accessibility using the Microsoft Office suite.

The Office of Disability Services periodically hosts a variety of workshops, including one on understanding common hidden disabilities, and is available to offer assistive technology training to individuals and departments on request.

An accessible syllabus template in Microsoft Word is available for download by faculty, and accessible web templates are available for download by campus web designers and developers.

The site also provides links to offices on campus that provide services to faculty and students seeking accommodation.

Fall workshops for campus website developers, designers, and content managers will be announced soon.

 

CONTACT:

Heather Hartman (865-974-0622, hhartman@utk.edu)