DSS Existing & Emerging Technologies Committee

DSS Existing & Emerging Technologies Committee

The DSS Existing & Emerging Technologies Committee was formed in the fall of 2013. This committee is charged with ensuring accessibility for existing and emerging technologies utilized by the institution and coordinating accessibility to comply with the university's obligation to provide equal access to all technology based services, activities and information.

The DSS Existing & Emerging Technologies Committee meets quarterly and is composed of professionals who are positioned to create an awareness of the university’s responsibility to make choices and develop policies which will create an accessible environment for all students.

Suzanne Austin

“The DSS Existing & Emerging Technologies Committee (EETC) is a multidisciplinary team that provides opportunities for campus leaders to learn about the importance of accessibility and the role their decisions play in guaranteeing access for all. UAB is committed to ensuring equal access for faculty, staff, and students. The EETC puts us closer to that goal. It is cultivating an environment of awareness, information-sharing, and policy-making for the accessibility of both existing and emerging technologies utilized at UAB.”

– Dr. Suzanne Austin, Senior Vice Provost, Senior International Officer

Jacob Baggott

“UAB is resolved to remain on the forefront of accessibility in academia. The contributions of the Existing and Emerging Technologies Committee is vital to advancing that commitment. Charged with ensuring accessibility to existing and emerging technologies, the EETC helps ensure that UAB is coordinating accessibility efforts to provide equal access to all technology-based services, activities and information. It is much more than compliance, it is a genuine commitment to student accessibility and success.”

– M. Jacob Baggott, Assistant VP for Student Development, Health and Wellness

Tracee Synco

“The EETC is the one campus-wide committee that represents all student areas ranging from teaching faculty to purchasing agents, all focusing on the availability of content as it pertains to the Rehabilitation Act and Americans with Disabilities Legislation. Where else can you hear a physician and an IT specialist discuss how to make streaming videos accessible, or a Board of Trustees-level attorney providing summaries of recent litigation and how our campus procedures are or are not affected? The value to our campus is immeasurable.”

– Dr. Tracee Synco, Assistant Dean of Student Recruitment, Engagement and Success School of Health Professions

Members

Chairs This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Assistive Technology Specialist
Disability Support Services This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Director/ ADA Compliance Officer
Procurement/ Purchasing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Procurement Contract Manager
Provost's Office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Senior Vice Provost, Senior International Officer
Faculty Senate Representatives This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Co-Director, Undergraduate Neuroscience Program
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Associate Professor, Low Vision Rehabilitation Program
UAB Libraries This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Assistant Dean for User Access & Diversity
Human Resources This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AWARE Coordinator, Employee Relations
SOM Student Services This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Associate Dean for Students, UAB School of Medicine
University Relations This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., UAB Digital Media Web Designer
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Director of Web Operations
Assessment/Accreditation This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Assoc Provost-Assessment & Accreditation
Legal Counsel This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Office of Counsel for the University of Alabama System

Questions

If you have any questions regarding the DSS Existing & Emerging Technologies Committee please email Justin Quinn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..