The Academy is offering an exciting opportunity to join the new Accessibility Committee. We invite members to volunteer to serve on this vital committee on the Academy’s pathway to providing accessibility to educational programs and activities (both in-person and for online courses) for all audiologists.
The Accessibility Committee is responsible for ensuring continued progress toward the Academy’s vision of accessibility. To accomplish this, the committee will recommend priorities and initiatives, as well as design and implement activities and resources, with consideration of resource implications. The committee will collaborate with and serve as a resource to councils and committees to ensure accessibility is considered in all Academy activities as well as devise a comprehensive communications strategy to educate members about our accessibility options.
The inaugural chair of the Accessibility Committee is Amanda Ortmann, PhD, director of audiology studies and assistant professor of otolaryngology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
We are seeking volunteer members to join Dr. Ortman in launching the Academy Accessibility Committee and rolling out its inaugural charges, which include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Provide guidance to ensure Academy programs are accessible to all, with consideration for visual, motor/mobility, and auditory accommodation options.
- Serve as a resource for Academy Councils and Committees.
- Develop recommendations for Academy programs to ensure accessibility.
Volunteer terms will stagger from one- to three-year time periods to mitigate disruption to committee activities.
To apply for a volunteer appointment on the Academy Accessibility Committee, please fill out the application no later than December 16, which includes a brief statement of interest (not to exceed 150 words) to describe how you believe you might contribute to the aims of the committee.
The Academy hopes to assemble a diverse group of members from across the profession, including practitioners, clinical educators, researchers, industry representatives, and students.
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