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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Best Practices, Current Events, Disability Services, Tips and Tricks posted: Jul, 17th 2020

Students with Disabilities Face Unique Challenges at UK Universities

Like much of the world, as the UK went into COVID-19 lockdown, it left many individuals without adequate resources for accommodations, particularly the disabled. According to Britain’s Office for National Statistics (ONS), 13.7 million people in Great Britain have a disability. Particularly, younger people who are blind or partially sighted, according to an April 2020 […]


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By Alana Ripy in Disability Services, Symplicity Client Showcase posted: Jun, 29th 2020

Overcoming COVID-19 Challenges: Q&A with Marymount Manhattan College

Symplicity asked Lindsay Green, Assistant Director of Disability Services and Academic Access at Marymount Manhattan College, about the impact of COVID-19 on disability services and their use of Symplicity Accommodate during this time. Marymount Manhattan first implemented Accommodate in 2018 and said it was a “game changer.” Ever since COVID-19 closed their campus in March, […]


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By Alana Ripy in Disability Services, Symplicity Client Showcase posted: May, 28th 2020

Overcoming COVID-19 Challenges: Purchase College

Symplicity asked Lauren Rodriguez, Director of the Office of Disability Resources at Purchase College, about the impact of COVID-19 on disability services and about the use of Symplicity Accommodate during this time. Purchase College first implemented Accommodate almost six years and found the disability services management transition from in-person to remote was made easy because […]


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By Alana Ripy in Disability Services, Webinars posted: May, 13th 2020

Supporting Student Accessibility in the UK

In just two months, COVID-19 has caused colleges and universities worldwide to shift their student services from in-person to online worldwide. While this shift comes with its fair share of challenges for both faculty and staff, students with disabilities are the most vulnerable during this transition. According to the House of Commons Library, “the number […]


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By Alana Ripy in Disability Services, Symplicity Client Showcase posted: May, 6th 2020

Overcoming COVID-19 Challenges: Q&A with Syracuse University

Symplicity asked Paula Possenti-Perez, Director of the Office of Disability Services at Syracuse University, about the impact of COVID-19 on disability services and about the use of Symplicity Accommodate during this time. Syracuse University first implemented Accommodate in the fall of 2018 and were maximizing their use of the platform long before the pandemic closed […]


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By Alana Ripy in Disability Services, Symplicity Client Showcase posted: Apr, 24th 2020

Boston University Continues to Deliver Accessibility

Boston University (BU) was one of many colleges and universities worldwide that decided to shift to an online teaching and learning environment to combat the spread of COVID-19 on campus last month. The decision was difficult but necessary for both staff and students. Robert A. Brown, University president, said in an interview with BU Today […]


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By Alana Ripy in Disability Services, Symplicity Client Showcase posted: Apr, 10th 2020

Supporting Remote Accessibility

The entire world has changed in the last couple of weeks because of COVID-19 and higher education institutions were one of the many bystanders. Institutions worldwide made the sudden transition from in-person to completely remote instruction in a matter of days to finish out the spring semester. As sudden as it was, there are some […]


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By Alana Ripy in Best Practices, Career Services, Disability Services, Student Conduct posted: Mar, 19th 2020

Provide the Most Personalized Student Experience

COVID-19, otherwise known as coronavirus, has disrupted higher education institutions worldwide. According to CNBC, as of last week, more than 200 colleges and universities in the United States have closed in an effort to stop the spread of the disease. As your institution starts preparing contingency plans, Symplicity is here to help. For institutions in […]


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By Nicholas Standage in Best Practices, CSM, Student Engagement posted: Mar, 10th 2020

Student Engagement is the Answer

A Consultant’s Perspective: Student Engagement is the Answer Student engagement is widely viewed as one of the keys to addressing problems such as low achievement, employability, alienation and high dropout rates. Engaged students are more likely to perform well on standardized tests and are less likely to drop out of school. Research indicates that student […]


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By Alana Ripy in Disability Services, Webinars posted: Jan, 16th 2020

Webinar Recap: Supporting Student Disability Services

It’s the start of a new year and improvements to accessibility student services remains a hot topic for UK universities in 2020. In the 2017/18 academic year, it was reported that 94,000 students enrolled at a university in the UK and declared having a disability—a 40% increase since the academic year 2013/14, according to the […]


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