Thank you for your interest in the Non-Discrimination Accessibility Across Campus webinar. In this webinar we are joined by Kara Zirkle, IT Accessibility Coordinator at George Mason University, and explore legal compliance requirements (WCAG, Section 508), cross-functional policy adoption, and how to integrate accessibility into your campus culture.

Discussion topics:

  • The pressures universities are facing with closed captioning and non-discrimination accessibility
  • How to incorporate accessibility into your curriculum through ‘Life Cycle Design’ processes (IT, Instructional Design, Faculty, Procurement, Web Developer and Content Manager areas)
  • Documenting overall accessibility plan, policy, procurement and testing
  • Creating buy-in, motivating faculty and staff and improving communication around non-discrimination accessibility


Kara Zirkle has over 15 years of experience working with individuals with disabilities. She has worked at George Mason University as the IT Accessibility Coordinator for 8 years. She works to ensure that Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 compliance laws are incorporated.

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