The CUNY Technology Accessibility Task Force issued a second Request for Proposals on January 17, 2017 for projects to enhance IT Accessibility at CUNY. Responses are due on February 24, 2017.
FUNDED ACCESSIBILITY PROJECTS
- Blackboard-based Faculty Accessibility Training (School of Professional Studies): Develop an online, self-paced workshop site in Blackboard for faculty to address accessibility in online education. The creation and implementation of this Blackboard course will be made available to all CUNY campuses.
- Accessible Teacher Certification Online Training (Lehman College): Assess every aspect of Certification modules for accessibility, including video captioning for all video, alt tags for graphics, check/create PDFs for screen reader/readability. Create CUNY handbook/technical resource guide to help make Blackboard/Softchalk courses and modules accessible.
- Virtual Desktop Interface Universal Design Environment (College of Staten Island): Support the development of a Virtual Desktop Initiative (VDI) that addresses accessibility to software from any workstation on campus with documentation and video tutorials, testing, as well as on-going support for faculty and students.
- Universal Design and Assistive Technology in CUNY Start (CUNY Start programs at Borough of Manhattan Community College and the College of Staten Island): Incorporate universal design strategies and assistive technology into the CUNY Start reading/writing programs. Track the impact of the initiative and provide information on “lessons learned” for other CUNY Start programs.