Accessibility Initiative


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 disability services. As well as system staff from academic affairs, business and finance, general counsel, TN eCampus (formerly ROCC), TCAT, and communications. Since Fall 2015, each campus has designated it's own accessibility team responsible for the assessment and implementation of accessibility work at the institutional level. Accessibility chairs from each campus convene regularly 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 TBR Accessibility Training Course.  

Webinar Training and Resources

Campus Audit Information & Resources

Institutional Audit of Programs of Choice - Due November 14, 2024
Community Colleges will select their program of choice and conduct an audit of courses within the program.
TCATs will assess their top 5 programs or programs of choice.

Webform to Submit Course Audit Information

Audit Team Chairs by Institution

Institution Audit Team Chair Title Contact Number
Chattanooga State Adrian Ricketts Specialist, Instructional Design - Accessibility 423-697-4715
Cleveland State Juliann Mathis Director of Disability Services 423-473-2427
Columbia State Robyn Brian Disability Services Coordinator 931-540-2857
Dyersburg State Lynn Sikes Instructional Designer  
Jackson State Jessica Reece Dean of Academic Support 731-424-3520 x50354
Motlow State Terry Durham Dean of Academic Technology  
Nashville State Jamie Edwards Director of Online Learning 615-353-3259
Northeast State Amie Nephew Instructional Designer 423-302-0322
Pellissippi State George Underwood Executive Director, Equity & Compliance 865-539-7354
Roane State Dr. Susan Sutton Director of the Center of Teaching Arts & Technology & Distance Education 865-882-4658
Southwest TN Jim Sorrell Director of IT Security 901-333-4987
Volunteer State Leslie Smith  Access Center Manager 615-230-3742
Walters State Seth Kerney Coordinator of IDEAS and Accessibility  423.318.2721
TCAT Athens Stewart Smith    
TCAT Chattanooga Jessica Green    
TCAT Crossville Stacy Johnson    
TCAT Crump Brian Harris    
TCAT Dickson Laura Travis    
TCAT Elizabethton Patricia Henderson    
TCAT Harriman Sandy Aston Wash    
TCAT Hartsville Annette Bohanan    
TCAT Hohenwald Bethaney Keltner    
TCAT Jacksboro Tim Smith    
TCAT Jackson John Hodgson    
TCAT Knoxville Jennifer Cozart    
TCAT Livingston Jeffrey Slagle     
TCAT McKenzie Jan Latimer    
TCAT McMinnville Jennifer Wright    
TCAT Memphis Gwen Sutton    
TCAT Morristown Michelle Davenport    
TCAT Murfreesboro Emily Bennett    
TCAT Nashville Jerry King    
TCAT Northwest Amanda Heath    
TCAT Oneida Jennifer Trammell    
TCAT Paris Tiffany McCutcheon    
TCAT Pulaski Matt Shirley    
TCAT Shelbyville Michael Klouser    

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