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Progress Dashboard

Project Initiation

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Project initiation activities included performing an equity analysis, creating a budget, identifying stakeholders, conducting a kick off meeting, developing objectives, scheduling quarterly meetings, and drafting a community engagement plan.

Gap Analysis

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Through the gap analysis, the team identified existing reports and data related to accessibility barriers. The team also identified needs related to software, tools, and consultants to complete the Plan. A review of the current accessibility committee structure and visioning for the Plan was completed.

Consulting

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During the initial development of the plan, a potential need to hire consultants to identify barriers or to develop deliverables was set as a plan objective. With the existing data, procurement of the BlueDAG software, and the expertise of the staff hired to lead the initiative, as well as, existing employees with expertise and a dedication to accessibility, no consultants are needed at this time

 
question circle Questions about the Plan? Contact the ADA/504 Compliance Manager, Jennifer Gossett.

Staffing

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Strategic planning provided funding for three important and necessary positions to lead and guide this work. The ADA/504 Compliance Manager, a Program Specialist, and a Project Manager to be housed in Planning and Capital Construction have all been filled.

Data Collection & Analysis

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87% Complete

There are several existing sources of data that will be leveraged to identify accessibility barriers. The primary source of built environment data will be an prior accessibility assessment completed in 2017. In order to manage our built environment accessibility data, a software called BlueDAG was procured. It will allow the ADA/504 Compliance team to compile all existing barrier data, prioritize barriers, and track remediation. Our website currently utilizes Site Improve to determine compliance with web accessibility standards on our public facing website. We also have access to data regarding the digital accessibility of course materials provided through D2L via our integration with a tool called Ally.

Develop the Plan

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75% Complete

The final phases to develop the Plan are underway. We are currently conducting community engagement and have published the plan’s draft priorities and are soliciting feedback.