ITS Learning Technology (ITS LT) in partnership with the University Teaching and Learning Commons (UTLC) has appointed two faculty to its new accessibility fellowship program. Austin Craven, Biology Lecturer, and Heather Moorefield-Lang, Library and Information Studies Associate Professor, are the 2022-2023 Accessibility Fellows. Both fellows will be tasked with supporting and coordinating digital accessibility initiatives for the campus during the 2022-2023 academic year, with the option to continue these efforts through an additional term in 2023-2024.

UNCG has committed to improving campus digital accessibility, and this new fellowship is an opportunity to directly address this within the academic campus environment. Craven and Moorefield-Lang will work with Melanie Eley, UTLC’s Associate Director of Learning Innovations & Accessibility, to provide educational opportunities to increase awareness, collaborate with accessibility campus partners, and develop resources that will improve online course accessibility.

Both fellows will dedicate approximately 30% of their time to their accessibility fellow role, and their remaining time will be spent teaching in their respective home departments. 

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