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Virtual Accessibility Services Workshop to take place Tuesday, Jan. 10

January 5, 2023

On Tuesday, Jan. 10, Ohio University faculty and staff, including College Credit Plus instructors, will have an opportunity to participate in a workshop aimed at increasing their knowledge surrounding accessibility.

Dr. Teresa McKenzie, Accessibility and Veterans Services Coordinator at Ohio University Southern Campus, will be facilitating the workshop, which will take place virtually via Teams from 5–6 p.m.

“This session will provide participants with answers to why we talk about disability/accessibility, answers regarding the role of SAS, faculty and the student, and quick accessibility tips,” said McKenzie. Faculty and staff will learn about accessibility services for students, as well as laws, responsibilities, reasonable accommodations, tips and resources. They will also have an opportunity to meet the coordinators from each campus.

This session will give faculty and staff a chance to engage in dialogue and gain insight into the experiences of students with disabilities.

“It is important for faculty and staff to have some understanding of ADA and Section 504 to help students navigate higher education and resources,” said McKenzie. “If faculty understand their role in implementing accommodations and understand the need for accommodations that create and equal playing field for students living with and learning with a disability, the student gets to have an academic experience that is as close to that of their peers who do not have additional barriers.”

Register for the Accessibility Services Workshop and Updates here.

For more information, contact Dr. Teresa McKenzie or Robert Pleasant.