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.