Executive Summaries and Reports

itAccessibility Program: 

Annual Report: 2014 – 2015



Enterprise / Campus-Wide services

  • Main Library- captioning; search engine accessibility (Summon); library tutorials
  • OIA- Panopto accessibility (including outreach to company); Synchronous Meeting Tool RFP committee
  • Provost’s Office and Classroom Technology Upgrade Program- Collaborative Learning Spaces, student and faculty access; Digital Ecosystem review, Cisco Telepresence Accessibility
  • Marketing and Brand Management- UA Website redesign; UA News site redesign;
  • UITS- NetID Plus Documentation; website accessibility; Mosaic accessibility testing; Helpdesk/Remedy Project; 24X7 accessible remote access solution deployment; Notebowl accessibility review; CSR 2.0; Arizona Mobile; UA Portals (student, faculty/employee)
  • UA Online- accessibility consultant for best practices; accessibility of application; general accessibility; captioning initiative
  • UA Main- Online applications for Undergraduate and Graduate enrollment

Content Accessibility – Websites, Programs, and PDF Documents, Courses/Academic Programs

  • Think Tank- Online Course review
  • Arizona State Museum- ARIA Forms
  • UAccess Research- Website accessibility; PDF Form accessibility; added information on EIT accessibility to resources available to grant applicants 
  • Campus Health- online newsletter accessibility
  • Human Resources- accessibility of benefits training and accessible EMS trainings
  • Student Unions- Menu accessibility review and consultation
  • SASG- employee database accessibility
  • SAEM- captioning educational lectures; email accessibility
  • Eller College- accessibility in online masters programs
  • Biosphere- Science Academy Website and forms review
  • OIA- Articulate StoryLine accessibility
  • UA Financials Office- PDF form accessibility


  • itAccessibility Program Training (presentation and quick-tips on EIT access)- ~180 UA staff from: 
  • SBS Technology Group
  • UA Web Digital Group
  • IT Summit Presentation
  • UITS 24/7 Team
  • D2L Team
  • UITS/UAccess Teams
  • UA Library.
  • IT Summit presentation- Web accessibility and scanning solutions
  • CS 337 guest lectures- week-long lectures on Web Accessibility to students




  • ATHEN (Access Technology Higher Education Network)- Executive Committee member (by invitation)
  • D2L Accessibility Team Member (in conjunction with OIA)- focused on documentation review to include more inclusive language
  • Microsoft, Google and Apple Accessibility Consultant (advising accessibility divisions at a high, product development level)
  • Presentation: “Paying for and Implementing Captioning, both Proactively and Reactively” (joint presentation with North Carolina State University and George Mason University); Accessing Higher Ground 2014 (national conference)


  • Arizona Council on Blindness and Visually Impaired member (Governor appointment)
  • State-wide Assistive Technology Committee Chair
  • Unified English Braille Committee member (State-wide planning)


  • Classroom Technology Upgrade Program- committee member
  • Innovative Learning Oversight and Collaborative Learning Spaces Committee member
  • Canvas Accessibility Working Group.
  • UITS Helpdesk/Remedy Project- core member (accessibility focus)
  • UITS Project Success office- attending regular meetings (accessibility focus)
  • Marketing and Brand Management, UA Digital Group member


Software Implementation:

  • Implementation of HiSoftware’s compliance sheriff- Website accessibility validation tool


Current Priorities

  • Campus-Wide solution for Captioning media
  • IT Student Advisory Board Proposal for campus-wide licensing of Text-to-Speech software Read & Write Gold from TextHelp
  • Review of UA Vitae system
  • Development of additional trainings based on feedback from itAccessibility Program trainings:
    • Demonstration of a screen reader and other assistive technologies,
    • PDF accessibility,
    • Overview of assistive technologies offered at the UA,
    • Hands-on workshop,
    • Email Accessibility, and
    • Specific training for Web developers and programmers.
  • itAccessibility Website
  • Increase campus-wide awareness