Coronavirus-COVID-19

AHEAD Updates

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources

As disability resource professionals and higher education leaders, we have all needed to respond to significant changes in the wake of Coronavirus/COVID-19. From supporting the transition to online education to providing resources to ensure that required accommodations are in place, the AHEAD community has come together to support each other in unprecedented ways. If you are a member, please join the AHEAD Responds to Coronavirus Community discussion format to connect with colleagues and share resources.

In the interest of supporting equity for disabled students beyond AHEAD’s membership, AHEAD is pleased to share the following resources. If you are not currently a member, we hope you’ll become part of our community.

AHEAD Coronavirus Webinars

The following webinars will be available without registration. Attendance is based on first-come, first-served basis. If you cannot attend the live webinar, the recording of each webinar and  any available additional resources will be available here.  Information about joining the AHEAD webinars using Adobe Connect is also available.

Supporting the Move from In-Person to Online Classes: Access Considerations

Transition to Online Education: The Impact on Accommodations

  • Webinar Recording Link (New Window)
  • Presented: April 8, 2020 by Jamie Axelrod, Northern Arizona University 
  • Description: Most disability resource professionals have been supporting students and faculty through the mandatory and unexpected transition to online learning for a few weeks, now but questions remain. Join the discussion of this unprecedented transition: how to adjust accommodations, what accommodations are reasonable in this new environment, and how to connect with students studying from home?
  • Supporting Documents:

Connecting Disabled Students to Disability Office Resources in a Remote Environment

  • Webinar Recording Link (New Window)
  • Presented: April 13, 2020 by Adam Meyer, University of Central Florida
  • Description: With our transition to remote work environments, we will explore concepts that guide connecting new students to the disability resource office after your campus has moved to online teaching/learning and remote office operations. What should stay the same with your process; what might be different? How will lessons learned during this time inform long-term practices when we return to campus?
  • Supporting Documents:

Accessible/Equitable Test Experiences During COVID-19

  • Webinar Recording Link (New Window)
  • Presented: April 16, 2020 by Margaret Camp, Clemson University; Carsen Kipley, University of Arizona and Maria Ortega, Texas A&M
  • Description: With classes moved online and finals coming up, questions on how to deliver accessible test experiences, determine reasonable accommodations, use assistive technologies, proctor exams, and alleviate faculty concerns in this new reality abound. Bring your questions and plan to share your resources.
  • Supporting Documents: Presentation Material (PowerPoint)