From Policy To Compliance US Higher Education Faculty Concerns over Institutional Digital Content Accessibility Policies


Ella Epshteyn

Northeastern University


Per federal law, colleges and universities in the US are required to make all services accessible to students with disabilities, including digital course materials, such as electronic documents ,images, video and audio. This anonymous survey study targets  higher education administrators and  faculty. The study aims to collect data regarding accessibility of digital content at higher education  institutions in the US, including  whether any accessibility improvement efforts are taking place, what these efforts look like, what processes are put in place to facilitate faculty compliance, as well as what faculty needs and concerns are in regards to such institutional efforts.