Digital Accessibility Conference coming March 9

Digital Accessibility Conference coming March 9

North Dakota University System will be hosting a Digital Accessibility Conference Monday, March 9. The conference will offer participants the opportunity to plan for and manage how campus websites become and stay compliant with NDUS Digital Accessibility Policy 1203.1.

The policy was adopted January of this year and covers how all NDUS  websites, web services and web applications need to be accessible to individuals with known disabilities as required by law. The policy will go into full effect by October.

The conference program will include the following sessions:

  • A keynote on campus planning for digital accessibility;
  • Campus planning at Valley City State University;
  • Faculty training for digital accessibility;
  • A legal briefing on NDUS Policy 1203.1;
  • Web design for digital accessibility;
  • Procurement principles for digital accessibility;
  • Accessibility in the digital workspace;
  • A panel discussion on digital accessibility issues across the upper Midwest.

Chancellor Mark Hagerott and VCSU Vice President for Academic Affairs Margaret Dahlberg, Ph.D., will give the welcome and opening remarks.

“As so much of the world has become digitally interconnected it’s also vital that it remains accessible,” Hagerott said. “This conference should help all attendees move forward with more information on how to bring their campus websites and applications into compliance.”

Participants may attend at Bismarck State College’s National Energy Center of Excellence Room 335 or North Dakota State College of Science-Fargo Campus Room 190. It will also be streamed live.

There is no fee to attend. Registration is required (link).