How Good Accessibility Practices Enhance Online Teaching

When it comes to accessibility, it’s much better to be proactive than reactive—especially when designing major components of your courses. Furthermore, designing accessible courses helps provide equitable educational opportunities and added benefits for all learners. Join us to learn more from our panel of accessibility experts from across the University about the ways in which accessibility practices enhance classroom teaching and learning. Access additional resources via this link.

The panel addressed the questions below, followed by Q&A.

  • What are the challenges and opportunities in the digital environment?
  • What can we put in place right now that will enhance the learning experience for all?


  • Timothy Rogers, Director of Disability Services at the Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine.
  • Linda Sullivan, Executive Director of Accessibility Services at the Harvard Division of Continuing Education.
  • Kelly Wisnaskas, Assistant Director of Student Support and Services at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
  • Shelby Acteson, Associate Director of University Disability Resources at Harvard University.

Watch the recording here:

This event was held on Wednesday, September 30th from 5:00pm-6:00pm. The event was a precursor to HILT’s ninth annual conference, “Championing Equitable Instruction and Inclusive Classrooms.” It was co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning.