Establishing accessibility as a priority at the departmental level
I've had the pleasure of working with Janna and Heather on Social Work course content for the past year. The opportunity to work with Janna and Heather has been an invaluable experience, as it has allowed ATAC to test a new accommodation model. Typically our team works directly with faculty members to assist them in making their course content accessible. But working with Janna and Heather has allowed us to have two points of contact for all course accommodation work for social work courses. This model has streamlined communication for both teams and given us the ability to start accommodation work on courses much earlier than we would be able to otherwise.
Beyond the ability to use a new model of accommodation with the social work courses, it has been an excellent experience to work with their department as it is clear that accessibility is a priority for them when building new courses. Both Janna and Heather reach out with accessibility questions when they are considering new tools for Social Work courses and are continually open to feedback. I have worked with them on everything from Microsoft Word and PDF documents to the creation of descriptive transcripts for video content. Like John, I'd highly recommend the following resource: Make Microsoft documents more accessible