10/25-26/2021 – Unlocking the Mysteries of Access @ the P3 Higher Education Summit
Kristi Avalos will present this topic at the P3 Higher Education Summit at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California.
The 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 2020 reminds us that as higher education institutions are evaluating public-private partnerships, it is also important for them to consider how this collaborative effort can best ensure accessibility for all students in today’s colleges and universities. Providing access opens vast opportunities for a growing population of students with disabilities while assuring the institution retains existing funding and gains new funds from Federal grants that more and more often are being tied to ADA compliance.
Beginning with a very brief history of the Americans with Disabilities Act, this session quickly segues into identifying the key access areas on campuses. Citing both Department of Justice established priorities and actual campus related complaints and lawsuits, it will become clear where resources should be directed when fulfilling continual barrier removal obligations. In this session, participants will learn how to create better school access with a new and innovative approach that focuses on exceeding minimum standards without adding additional costs. Where greater access is provided, complaints and lawsuits are averted, and positive publicity is generated on the institution’s behalf.
Goals: Upon conclusion of this seminar, attendees will:
Be able to identify where greater access is most beneficial and readily achievable.
Know how to apply a more creative and cost-effective approach to accessible design.
Know how to market this approach to prospective students and the public at large.
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