Report of Regents Adult Career and Continuing Education Services (ACCES) Committee to The Board of Regents
Your Adult Career and Continuing Education Services (ACCES) Committee held a meeting on December 14, 2020. All members were present.
MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION
Advisory Council on Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities – The Committee was provided with information from the Advisory Council meeting that was convened in October 2020 to discuss the impact of COVID 19 on postsecondary students with disabilities. Recommendations on strategies to improve the postsecondary success of students with disabilities were made at this meeting. These recommendations include providing technology and digital accessibility, peer mentoring, and consistency across postsecondary sectors. In order to achieve these recommendations, the Advisory council’s next steps include a survey to postsecondary institutions to identify current eligibility and documentation requirements for disability services and identify possible streamlining strategies; and, reviewing national practices identified by the Association of Higher Education and Disability and Americans with Disabilities Act web content accessibility guidelines to recommend strategies to improve the success of postsecondary students with disabilities.