New Office of Accessibility Resources

Oct. 31, 2018

 

In an effort to promote a culture of universal access, UNLV has established the Office of Accessibility Resources to provide technical assistance and training on accessibility for everyone in the UNLV community who is developing or adopting digital content and technology.

The office provides training on the Foundations of Accessibility, where attendees learn quick and easy-to-use tips for creating Word documents, PowerPoint presentations and Canvas or website postings in an accessible format. The training is key to building foundational understanding of the concept, context, and application of accessibility, and universal usability. It provides easy-to-follow instructions on how to present and create materials that everyone can use from the start, rather than having to remediate content later. The six-hour training is available in increments and can be tailored for your unit.

The office also offers workshops and open labs to demonstrate best practices in making content accessible to everyone. These best practices conform to requirements under state and federal law.

Please use the Accessibility Training Workshops & Open Labs page to register for training or to view available training topics and times.

The Accessibility Resources Team is available to train academic and administrative departments, including liaisons, trainers, faculty and staff upon request. To request accessibility advising or to get technical support for new documents or to update frequently used materials, please send a detailed email to accessibilityresourcesteam-request@unlv.edu

To schedule training, contact Technology Accessibility Coordinator Philip Voorhees at Philip.Voorhees@unlv.edu or 702-895-4512.

Student accommodations, such as note-taking services, testing accommodations, communication access, and deaf services are available through the Disability Resource Center.