Hosting Accessible Meetings and Events

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Core Competencies: Facilities Management, Intercultural Proficiency, Technology
Originally presented on December 16, 2015
This is the archived version.

Program Description

 Program Description


Federal regulations require that the meetings and events held on college campuses be accessible to individuals with disabilities. This webinar covers the basic legal requirements related to physical and programmatic access on college campuses in the United States. It reviews accessibility considerations related to hosting meetings and events on campus and provides administrators with the knowledge necessary to ensure a successful and accessible event.

About the Presenter


Michael J. Kutnak is Virginia Tech's Americans with Disabilities Act specialist in the Office of Equity and Access . He also is a doctoral candidate in Virginia Tech’s higher education program. His research interests include students, faculty, and staff with disabilities and their interactions within the physical environments we create and utilize for work and learning in post-secondary education. Kutnak obtained his Master of Science degree in occupational and technical studies from Old Dominion University and a Bachelor of Arts in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia.

Learning Outcomes

  As a result of attending this program, participants will know about:

  • The basic legal requirements of the American’s with Disabilities Act (1990, 2008) pertaining to physical and programmatic access in higher education programs and facilities.
  • Considerations for hosting accessible meetings and events

 

 As a result of attending this program, participants will be able to:

  • Update their policies and procedures related hosting meetings and events on campus
  • Improve the accessibility for meetings with faculty, staff, students, and visitors held on campus
  • Improve the accessibility for large scale events held on campus

 



Updated Jan. 10, 2016