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Staff Invited Panelist at Idaho Partnership on Higher Education and Disability

Betty Miller, online faculty and technology manager for self-support programs in the School of Nursing, was invited as a panelist to discuss “technology access and creating web accessible learning environments” at the Idaho Partnership on Higher Education and Disability (IPHED) state meeting on Nov. 7 in Boise.

IPHED is the state affiliate of the Association on Higher Education and Disability. Disability services professionals from all nonprofit state colleges and universities as well as Northwest Nazarene University, College of Idaho and Boise Bible College participate.

Miller shared with IPHED members and other guests involved in online programming a summary of the accessibility and universal design activities (education, audits and professional development) the School of Nursing’s online RN-BS program has been active with since fall 2011.

The importance of collaboration and technical support from offices such as the Office of Information Technology (Customer Care, Multimedia and Training) along with Disability Resource Center, Academic Technologies and eCampus, helps online programs learn and achieve contemporary best practices in online teaching and learning. Regardless of the institution or online program, universal design and accessibility practices “take a village” of talented personnel across campus to help achieve, implement and realize quality, online programming.