It is no secret, higher ed web content managers struggle with making web accessibility a priority. We are often reacting to taking steps to student or faculty requests, or worse, the threat of legal action. Instead we should be making accessibility reviews a standard part of our web design process.

On this episode of Higher Ed Special Edition, Erin Supinka will speak with two web professionals about Universal Design (UD), a perspective that can have a meaningful impact on both the user experience and marketing efforts of your institution.


Episode Host

Erin Supinka

Erin is social media manager at Dartmouth College and contributing editor of the Higher Ed Live Blog. Erin holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Rochester Institute of Technology. Connect with Erin on twitter, @erinsupinka.


Stephen Fornal

Stephen is the manager of web development for Tarrant County College District, in Fort Worth, Texas. Stephen comes from a secondary education background, where he taught computer science and web design to high school students, prior to joining the higher ed world. At TCC, Stephen is a champion for accessibility, making access and empathy the cornerstone of all the web development work at the college. He’s on Twitter, @mr_fornal.


Kate Browne

Kate is a technology trainer at Illinois Wesleyan University where she manages the professional development program for staff. She is a PhD candidate in English Studies at Illinois State University writing a dissertation on disability memoir as biopolitical technology. She also teaches undergraduate courses in composition, digital rhetorics, and techno-humanities. Connect with Kate on Twitter at @katebrowneblogs.