NYU is embarking on a new digital accessibility program to ensure that all members of the NYU community can participate fully in teaching, learning, research, and other activities, regardless of their abilities. Kitty Bridges will lead NYU’s digital accessibility program as the new AVP of Digital Accessibility. Jodi Goldberg will join the new team as Assistant Director, Accessible Technology Services. Kitty will continue to be responsible for IT Policy & Compliance, with Norma Kenigsberg’s continued support. The accessibility program is sponsored by both Len Peters, VP and CIO, and Lisa Coleman, SVP for Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation.
Kitty will be working with staff across NYU IT, school and unit web developers, application developers, and staff and faculty content creators to identify where NYU needs to improve its digital accessibility in order to meet regulatory standards and create an environment where all can learn and work. This is an important part of NYU’s focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and will serve to bring NYU into conformance with digital accessibility standards. The scope of this program includes websites, web-based applications, and videos. The program will develop policy, create standards and best practices, provide training, assist units with remediation work, coordinate with procurement to ensure vendor accessibility, and respond to regulatory requirements.