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On-Demand Webinar Resources

University of Cincinnati logoOriginal Presentation Date: May 20, 2021

Struggling to expand your Accessibility program? Learn how University of Cincinnati (UC) grew from enforcing compliance to fostering a culture of inclusion where accessibility standards are shared and supported across the organization. The UC team and guest host Derek Featherstone discuss:

  • Growing organizational adoption for digital accessibility
  • A framework of people, processes, and tools for sustaining a successful program
  • Tips for maturing your own initiatives including lessons learned from UC’s experiences
  • How the college is measuring and monitoring success and planning for the future

Enjoy a sneak peek at the learnings and best practices that scaled UC’s accessibility program into a sustainable, enterprise-wide responsibility supporting the digital needs of people with disabilities.

On-Demand Webinar Resources Include the Recording, Slides, and Live Transcript

About the Presenters

Derek FeatherstoneDerek Featherstone
Chief eXperience Officer at Level Access

Derek brings 20+ years of accessibility and usability analysis, consulting, and training experience to his work with teams around the world, helping to make digital products more accessible and easier to use, while consistently improving practices, processes, and cultures to be more inclusive. An internationally known speaker and authority on accessibility and inclusive design, Derek is focused on ensuring these are seen as an integral part of user experience and service design, rather than a simple checklist afterthought.

Heidi PettyjohnHeidi Pettyjohn
Executive Director, Office of Institutional Accessibility at University of Cincinnati

As Executive Director, Heidi acts as the university’s Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) Accessibility Coordinator, as well as the ADA/Rehabilitation Act Coordinator. She co-created and co-chairs the Accessibility Network at UC, a cross-functional team of offices that support and enhance the university’s capacity to deliver accessible electronic content.

Amanda CalvertAmanda Calvert
IT Accessibility Program Director at University of Cincinnati

As the IT Director for accessibility compliance, Amanda has developed and implemented campus-wide policies and procedures to ensure all third-party Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) products used by the university meet accessibility guidelines. Prior to her work at the university, Amanda was responsible for digital marketing and accessibility at Luxottica/EyeMed.

Noelle BareswiltNoelle Bareswilt
Software Application Developer at University of Cincinnati

As the Technical Accessibility Lead on the Software Development QA team, Noelle has been at the forefront of creating technical best practices and procedures for the testing and remediation of Electronic Information Technology (EIT). Currently, Noelle manages a team of testers, working to ensure the accessibility of websites and applications across campus.