Sonoma County Office of Education


Digital Accessibility: You Don't Have To Make This Journey Alone

Accessibility is quickly becoming one of the most talked about issues facing education. But staying on top of it can be as challenging as getting compliant in the first place. In this session, representatives from Blackboard will share updates on the current state of accessibility for K-12 and where to look for help. They'll also share some great tools and tips on how to stay ahead of accessibility issues. Come ready with your questions, and get ready to take lots of notes!

This session will be helpful to any school district administrator or IT director seeking to learn more about digital accessibility, but will also include information about Blackboard's accessibility products for any who are interested in purchasing them.

Breakfast is included, courtesy of Blackboard

About Blackboard

Blackboard is fully committed to delivering product experiences that conform to the highest levels of global accessibility standards. We know that a mature digital accessibility program must establish a sustainable organizational culture around accessibility. Blackboard’s Accessibility program is built on the ideas that accessibility is an imperative, not an afterthought; that we must seek to understand, empathize, and act on that knowledge; and that we have a duty to deliver on the promise that technology offers in overcoming disabilities. Our products are designed and developed in accordance with the internationally recognized Web Content Accessibility (WCAG) Guidelines 2.0 Level AA as well as the Section 508 standards in the United States. We look forward to helping you stay ahead of accessibility compliance with the best tools available in K-12.

When February 1, 2019
9:00am - 10:30pm
Location SCOE, Gravenstein Room
Presenter Jason Don Forsythe is a Senior Solutions Engineer with Blackboard with a focus on distance education, professional development curriculum, and accessibility compliance. Prior to working for Blackboard he worked for the state of North Carolina in multiple roles to support K12 virtual instruction and teacher development across the state. Jason has worked with districts and institutions across the country to promote accessibility in the digital learning environment and universal design for learning concepts.
Cost Free
Audience School or district superintendents, IT directors, communications staff, other administrators
Registration closes 01/31/2019
Questions Jamie Hansen, (707) 524-2620,

Online Registration is not available.