Digital Accessibility Working Group
As of Summer 2020, Barnard has founded the Digital Accessibility Working Group to address accessibility in the online learning environment. Our guiding principle as a group is to address the ways in which we must level the playing field in digital spaces & digital learning. Our identified goals for AY 2020-21 are as follows:
- Develop an institutional process for PDF remediation.
- Develop consistent processes for real-time and post-production captioning.
More information will be posted here as we develop these initiatives this academic year.
Digital Accessibility Working Group Membership:
Holly Tedder, Director, Center for Accessibility Resources & Disability Services (CARDS)
Rebecca Sime Nagasawa, Associate Director, Center for Accessibility Resources & Disability Services (CARDS)
Jennifer Rosales, Executive Director, Center for Engaged Pedagogy (CEP)
Kristen Hogan, Co-Interim Dean, Barnard Library and Information Services (BLAIS)
Laura Downs Buma, Electronic Communications Director, Communications
Stacey Faraci, Associate General Counsel
Elana Altman, Academic Technologist Web & UX, Instructional Media and Technology Services (IMATS)
Benjamin Rosner, Instructional App. Developer, Instructional Media and Technology Services (IMATS)
Emma McMahon Murdock, Academic Coordinator, Curriculum, Provost's Office
Aida Santiago-Agosto, Associate Director, Student Computing Services, Information Technology (BCIT)
Have an Accessibility Request?
If you are a Barnard community member and have an accessibility request for a digital event, please submit our Accessibility Request Form.
PDF Remediation (for use by screen readers & text to speech software)
If you are a Barnard community member and have a PDF remediation request, please submit our PDF Remediation Request Form along with a copy of the digital file you would like to remediate for use by a screen reader or text-to-speech software.
Captioning (for media course content)
If you are a Barnard faculty member and have a post production captioning request for your online course(s), please submit our Post Production Captioning Request Form along with a copy of the media file you would like captioned.