Next Steps for Addressing Accessibility in the College of Arts and Letters

Karen Moroski-Rigney, Stacia Moroski-Rigney, and Daniel Trego

Presenters will propose next steps for addressing accessibility through CAL programming. First, we will describe our relationship with accessibility at work and ask attendees to think about their current relationship to accessibility in their classrooms/programs/offices. Second, we will describe what we believe to be our next steps in CAL and ask attendees to both help revise our plans and consider their own understanding of accessibility, and will leave with resources on assistive technology.

To experience this presentation, there is voiceover audio for the slides. Each slide’s audio transcript is also available in the speaker notes. 

Creativity in the Time of COVID-19: Art as a Tool for Combating Inequity and Injustice

Jessica Stokes, Tushya Mehta, Anna Forest, Margaret Bice, Tessa Jazwinkski, and Alyssa DeTorrice

This roundtable discussion will feature a community of disabled undergraduate students who have been working to ensure the accessibility of the Creativity in the Time of COVID 19 project. At the center of the discussion will be their ongoing efforts to imagine accessibility beyond mere compliance while simultaneously navigating inaccessibility in their student life. They will discuss key topics including disability culture, accessible design outcomes and processes, as well as the role of creativity in creating access.

Making MSU Campus Easier to Navigate with Accessible Navigation Technology

Evelyn Tichenor, Leslie Johnson, and Mike May

GoodMaps has worked with MSU to implement accessible indoor navigation technology in the MSU Stem and Bessey Hall buildings. This new technology utilizes LiDAR and 360 degree imagery to develop accurate indoor digital maps of indoor spaces. Once the maps are developed, GoodMaps Explore, our navigation app, uses camera based positioning to navigate a user through a building with turn by turn navigation. This positioning technology provides 2-3 feet accuracy and can accurately direct a user through a space. Learn about the MSU implementation and how it can be utilized by anyone entering the buildings.

title slide from power point presentation, light green slide titled Teaching Accessibility: A Student Perspective

Teaching Accessibility: A Student Perspective

Presenter: Brittnay Stahl

As a student who has worked in multiple roles in accessibility for the university, I dive into my personal experiences meeting accessibility standards for students. Traditionally, the university has taken a reactionary approach when dealing with accessibility issues and concerns. This creates frustrations from both faculty and students, as a lack of education and resources makes meeting needs near impossible. Exploring these issues, I offer solutions centered around universal design practices that will better serve both faculty and students in a progressive and inclusive design approach.