Building Buy-in for Inclusive Design
Two university case studies on the journey toward accessibility
Director of Disability Services, UNCW
Jody joins UNCW after working in the University of Massachusetts system since 2001, 11 of those years spent in the Office of Disability Services. While at UMass Lowell, Jody initiated a Peer Mentoring Program to support students with disabilities, an early move-in transitions program for freshmen with different abilities and disability awareness programming to impact the culture and attitudes in which students with disabilities are viewed and included on campus. She also co-facilitated a social support group for students in the Autism Spectrum.
Director of Distance Education and eLearning, UNCW
While Amy has been at UNCW since 2017, she has worked with faculty in higher education on UDL, access and inclusion, and online course design for the past 10 years. She has a passion for innovative and inclusive practices, faculty development and online learning.
Associate Director / Manager of Assistive Technology, University of Massachusetts - Lowell
Brandon joined UMass Lowell in June 2015 as Assistant Director for Assistive Technology in Disability Services. He works with students finding ways to access everything UMass Lowell offers through software, hardware and training. Brandon also works with faculty on ways to make their courses more accessible.
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