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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Disability Services, Student Engagement, Webinars posted: Sep, 17th 2020

Higher Ed Accessibility in 2020  

The month of September not only marks the start of a new fall term, but it’s also International Deaf Awareness Month. First observed in the late 1950s by the World Federation of the Deaf, the month culminates in International Week of the Deaf, which is “dedicated to promoting a greater understand, and celebration, of the Deaf and hard-of-hearing […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Disability Services posted: Aug, 19th 2020

How COVID-19 is Highlighting the Needs of Disabled Students in the UK

As UK universities went into lockdown in the outset of COVID-19, UK Universities scrambled to provide students with a way to study and engage away from campus by utilizing technology for remote learning. Now, nearly six months into the new normal of remote learning, it is becoming evident that universities have the capacity to offer […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Best Practices, Current Events, Disability Services, Tips and Tricks posted: Jul, 17th 2020

Students with Disabilities Face Unique Challenges at UK Universities

Like much of the world, as the UK went into COVID-19 lockdown, it left many individuals without adequate resources for adjustments, particularly the disabled. According to Britain’s Office for National Statistics (ONS), 13.7 million people in Great Britain have a disability. Particularly, younger people who are blind or partially sighted, according to an April 2020 […]


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By Victoria Chapa in posted: Jul, 7th 2020

AHEAD [VIRTUAL]

We are proud to be the Gold sponsors for The Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) annual Equity & Excellence conference, held virtually this July 7th – 26th. Join us for our free session during the event on July 13th at 2-2:30pm EST: “Supporting Remote Accessibility with Accommodate”.


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By Alana Ripy in Disability Services, Symplicity Client Showcase posted: Jun, 29th 2020

Overcoming COVID-19 Challenges: Q&A with Marymount Manhattan College

Symplicity asked Lindsay Green, Assistant Director of Disability Services and Academic Access at Marymount Manhattan College, about the impact of COVID-19 on disability services and their use of Symplicity Accommodate during this time. Marymount Manhattan first implemented Accommodate in 2018 and said it was a “game changer.” Ever since COVID-19 closed their campus in March, […]


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By Alana Ripy in Disability Services, Webinars posted: May, 13th 2020

Supporting Student Accessibility in the UK

In just two months, COVID-19 has caused colleges and universities worldwide to shift their student services from in-person to online worldwide. While this shift comes with its fair share of challenges for both faculty and staff, students with disabilities are the most vulnerable during this transition. According to the House of Commons Library, “the number […]


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By Alana Ripy in Disability Services, Symplicity Client Showcase posted: Apr, 24th 2020

Boston University Continues to Deliver Accessibility

Boston University (BU) was one of many colleges and universities worldwide that decided to shift to an online teaching and learning environment to combat the spread of COVID-19 on campus last month. The decision was difficult but necessary for both staff and students. Robert A. Brown, University president, said in an interview with BU Today […]


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By Nicholas Standage in Best Practices posted: Apr, 23rd 2020

Higher Ed Communication During COVID-19

A Consultant’s Perspective: Higher Ed Communication During COVID-19 COVID-19 has introduced large amounts of uncertainty and anxiety for higher education institutions, their students and employers around the world.  How universities communicate about COVID-19 should create clarity, resilience and promote a positive change for their students and staff. Research indicates that during times of distress when […]


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By Alana Ripy in Disability Services, Symplicity Client Showcase posted: Apr, 10th 2020

Supporting Remote Accessibility

The entire world has changed in the last couple of weeks because of COVID-19 and higher education institutions were one of the many bystanders. Institutions worldwide made the sudden transition from in-person to completely remote instruction in a matter of days to finish out the spring semester. As sudden as it was, there are some […]


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By Nicholas Standage in Best Practices, CSM, Student Engagement posted: Mar, 10th 2020

Student Engagement is the Answer

A Consultant’s Perspective: Student Engagement is the Answer Student engagement is widely viewed as one of the keys to addressing problems such as low achievement, employability, alienation and high dropout rates. Engaged students are more likely to perform well on standardized tests and are less likely to drop out of school. Research indicates that student […]


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