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Accessibility Initiative

Background

In support of the THEC Accessibility Task Force recommendations submitted to the legislature in 2014, the Office of Student Success and Office of Academic Affairs have been engaging campuses in dialogue, training, and assessment activities to make our educational resources more accessible to more students. Below are resources for campus use in discussing accessibility, training faculty and staff to make materials accessible, and assessing each campus' educational materials to meet accessibility standards.

PDF icon THEC Accessibility Task Force Recommendations

In Spring 2015, the TBR Accessibility Task Force was created and began meeting to do an initial assessment of accessibility initiatives to undertake at the system level. Membership of the task force included campus representatives from academic affairs, student affairs, business affairs, and disabiilty services. As well as system staff from academic affairs, business and finance, general counsel, ROCC, TCAT, and communications. Since Fall 2015, each campus has designated it's own accessiblity team responsible for the assessment and implementation of accessibility work at the institutional level. Accessibilty chairs from each campus convene twice a year at the System Office to identify priority work and offer guidance to the System Office and Vice Chancellor for Student Success.
 

Campus Resources

Each institution has an accessibility team responsible for conducting campus audits and creating action steps to meet expectations identified in the Features of Accessibility document.

Campus Training Information

Self register for the Accessibility Training Course used in the Campus Audit training.

Regional Training Opportunities
 

Campus Audit Information & Resources

Institutional Audit of Programs of Choice -  Due November 16, 2018
Community Colleges will select those programs with the highest enrollment and assess courses within the program.
TCATs will assess their top 5 programs.

Webform to Submit Course Audit Information

Accessible Syllabi Data Report -  Last completed March 3, 2017

Webform to Submit Accessible Syllabi Data

Audit Team Chairs by Institution

Institution Audit Team Chair Title Contact Number
Chattanooga State Judy Lowe AVP Center of Distributed Education 423-697-4792
Cleveland State Juliann Mathis Director of Disability Services 423-473-2427
Columbia State Wynn Gooch Disability Services Coordinator 931-540-2857
Dyersburg State Dennis Anderson Director of Distance Education 731-286-3292
Jackson State Meisha Daniels Director of Distance Education 731-425-2623
Motlow State Rhonda CothamCindy Logan; Terry Durham    
Nashville State Shelley Gross-Gray Director of Online Learning 615-353-3529
Northeast State Matt DeLozier Vice President for Student Affairs 423-323-0231
Pellissippi State Annazette Houston Executive Director of Equity and Compliance 865-539-7401
Roane State Dr. Susan Sutton Director of the Center of Teaching Arts & Technology & Distance Education 865-882-4658
Southwest TN Scedella "Dell" Clemons Digital Learning Design & Accessibility Conformance Coordinator 901-333-4279
Volunteer State Dr. George Pimentel Vice President for Academic Affairs 615-230-3556
Walters State Lora Duvall Coordinator of Instructional Design and Accessibility 423-318-2773

To submit revisions for team member names, email Kristina Krau Waymire, Director of Student Initiatives.