WSU Accessibility Policies
The WSU policy handbook has been updated to include policies that address accessibility. You can find those policies here (live links will be included when the policy changes are live):
Accessibility vs. Accomodation
We need to make a clear distinction between accessibility and accommodation.
- Accessibility is Proactive. It is how we respond to the needs of populations, not individuals. It is rooted in our efforts to comply with Section 508 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and its later amendments.
- Accommodation is Reactive. It is how we respond to the needs of individuals, not populations. It is rooted in our efforts to comply with Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and its later amendments.
Accessibility is everyone's responsibility -- all university faculty and staff are responsible for ensuring the accessibility of the services and resources they provide. The following people have important roles or can provide support for accessibility concerns.
- Molly Gordon, Associate General Counsel, is the Accessibility Coordinator. She is charged with coordinating the university's response to the accessibility challenge.
- Isabel Medina-Keiser is Director of Disability Services. Grady serves as WSU's ADA and Section 504 coordinator.
- John Jones, Director of the Media Resources Center, provides guidance for a wide variety of media-related issues
- Carolyn Speer, Manager of Instructional Design and Access, provides guidance and training for instructional staff and for other issues.
- Michael Cole, Educational Accessibility Technolgist and part of the IDA team, provides course, software, and tool accessibility reviews and audits.
- Ali Levine, ITS Applications Training lead, provides software training the includes accessibility
- Caleb Wilson, Digital Content Marketing Manager in MRC-Web Services, provides training on the university's content management system, which includes accessibility.
- Training is also provided by Human Resources and The Office of Diversity and Inclusion through MyTraining.
- The Faculty Senate is establishing a permanent Accessibility Committee. An Ad Hoc committee has been meeting, and is the source of the Faculty Senate Statement on Accessibility.
- The Accessibility Committee, coordinated by Molly Gordon, provides guidance and review for accessibility efforts.
Report an Accessibility Problem
Have you discovered a problem with accessibility on campus? Use this form to report the issue and we will make sure the information is passed on to the team that needs to address it.