By Adam Crick in Announcements, Best Practices, Disability Services, Tips and Tricks posted: Apr, 5th 2019

A History of United States Accessibility Laws

The fight for equal rights for people with disabilities has had plenty of ups and downs across the years. Major accomplishments happened after 1970 when a Washington, D.C. court decides every child has the right to a free education. Cielo24’s infographic outlines a brief timeline of U.S. accessibility laws. Although there are numerous laws that […]


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By Adam Crick in Announcements, Best Practices, Disability Services, Tips and Tricks posted: Mar, 29th 2019

How do Students Feel About Accessibility Awareness on Campus?

In 2018, EDUCAUSE and its Center for Analysis and Research released their 5th annual study of undergraduate students and information technology. More than 64,000 students from 130 U.S. and international institutions were surveyed. Using the results they were able to make generalized statements relating to technology, activities, and access to resources. Accessibility is a large […]


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By Adam Crick in Best Practices, Disability Services, Tips and Tricks posted: Sep, 6th 2018

5 Steps for Introducing an Institution-wide Accessibility Approach

Traditionally higher education institutions have been handling accommodation requests through manual processes and homegrown databases. As more students with disabilities enroll in college, staff in accessibility services are tasked with processing more accommodations without the tools to effectively respond to requests. Furthermore, gaining the executive buy-in needed to allocate budget into streamlining accessibility requests is […]


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By Adam Crick in Advising, Best Practices, Career Services, CSM, Events, Tips and Tricks posted: Jun, 20th 2018

Conference Recap: 2018 CSM Symposium

Our annual CSM Symposium was held June 3rd-5th in New Orleans. Every year, CSM users worldwide get together to share best practices and skills to foster student success. Representatives from all types of institutions, from large universities to community colleges to law and graduate schools attended to deepen their knowledge of CSM and learn from […]


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By Adam Crick in Advising, Tips and Tricks posted: Apr, 4th 2018

Higher Education’s Role in a Changing Work Environment

There’s an ongoing discussion about what skills are needed now and in the future to excel in the workplace.  In higher education, we’re always trying hard to provide relevant experience for all fields.  Even with all the resources and advice provided to students, we still hear from employers about how they are not sufficiently prepared […]


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