Tiffany Bailey serves as the Director of Equal Opportunity and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator in Equal Opportunity and Compliance (EOC) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In this role, Tiffany is responsible for overseeing compliance efforts including policies and procedures that address the ADA, federal, and state regulations for individuals with disabilities. She facilitates the accommodation process for faculty and staff, while also coordinating ADA training. Tiffany also works with human resource partners to ensure equity and equal opportunity in the employment process and fulfilling the institution’s obligations related to equal employment opportunities (EEO) plans.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) aims to make education more accessible for individuals with disabilities in both face-to-face and online courses. Accommodations in online learning are equally as important as accommodations in traditional face-to-face courses. In online learning, accommodations can vary from accommodations in face-to-face courses. Accommodations in an online course can range from screen readers to closed captions, transcripts, and more. Currently, multiple resources are available to learn more about accommodations in higher education, including CITI Program’s A 21st Century Approach to ADA Compliance: Equity and Access webinar.
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