17 Mar ILCCO Growing Online Learning Conference 2019 Keynote Presentation – Accessibility: A Civil Right
Vance Martin, Ph.D.
Campus Accessibility Specialist
Center for Online Learning,Research,and Service (COLRS), University of Illinois Springfield
When we hear the phrase “civil rights” it is often seen from the lens of racial equality within the United States, but this phrase now encompasses a larger social movement based on factors such as race, gender and sexual identity, and (dis)ability. In this presentation we will examine the history of disabilities within the United States, as well as its place within civil rights overall. This will set the stage for the federal laws concerning accessibility, and the role educators must play to support the civil rights of all their students.