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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Disability Services, Student Engagement, Webinars posted: Sep, 17th 2020

Higher Ed Accessibility in 2020  

The month of September not only marks the start of a new fall term, but it’s also International Deaf Awareness Month. First observed in the late 1950s by the World Federation of the Deaf, the month culminates in International Week of the Deaf, which is “dedicated to promoting a greater understand, and celebration, of the Deaf and hard-of-hearing […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Disability Services posted: Aug, 19th 2020

How COVID-19 is Highlighting the Needs of Disabled Students in the UK

As UK universities went into lockdown in the outset of COVID-19, UK Universities scrambled to provide students with a way to study and engage away from campus by utilising technology for remote learning. Now, nearly six months into the new normal of remote learning, it is becoming evident that universities have the capacity to offer […]


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By Alana Ripy in Disability Services, Events posted: Aug, 18th 2020

Conference Recap: Accommodate Symposium 20

Last month, we held our first ever virtual Accommodate Symposium! The two-day event took place on July 7th – 8th with a total of 140 attendees, representing 79 institutions worldwide. Although we were disappointed that we couldn’t meet with our clients in person this year, we were thrilled to have the largest Accommodate Symposium turnout! […]


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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 adjustments, 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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