Federal program to offer webinars on website accessibility

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has launched an initiative to make more websites and online programs accessible for individuals with disabilities. OCR will offer technical assistance and design suggestions via a series of webinars to schools, districts, state education agencies, libraries, colleges and universities. The webinars are intended for IT professionals. Vendors are encouraged to attend as well.



The first webinar will be offered on the following dates:


Webinar I:


May 29, 2018 at 1 pm EDT

June 5, 2018 at 1 pm EDT

June 12, 2018 at 1 pm EDT


If you interested in participating in any of the webinars, email the OCR here. In the email, include your name, preferred webinar date, contact information and whether you have accessibility needs.


OCR is also available to host personalized interactive webinars with individual recipients. If you are interested in a personalized session, email the OCR here.


Dates for future webinars will be posted. Any additional information can be found on OCR’s website.

Christina Peer is chair of the education group at Walter ǀ Haverfield. She routinely counsels school districts on state and federal laws related to students with disabilities. She also provides counsel to boards of education on student discipline, collective bargaining agreements, First Amendment, public records requests and social media issues.  Christina can be reached at cpeer@walterhav.com or at 216-928-2918.