Friday, April 13, 2018

[334] ‘MTSU On the Record’ explores drive toward improving digital access for disabled

MURFREESBORO — Making electronic offerings more accessible to the campus community and the public at large is the topic of the next “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Lance Alexis, director of Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, will air from 9:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, and from 6 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, March 18, on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and

MTSU’s Information Accessibility Plan is a step-by-step blueprint for making sure that information, materials and technologies are more accessible by 2020. Alexis said the ADA’s initial emphasis when it was passed in 1990 was on physical access.

“Within the last 10 years or so, people have begun really looking at digital access,” Alexis said. “Ultimately, the ADA says that anything that you offer needs to be as accessible as possible.” 

Alexis, who was director of the Disability and Access Center from September 2013 to March 2017, said the plan’s campuswide approach includes emails, videos used by professors in classes, video boards in athletic facilities and various other aspects of campus life. 

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to

For more information about the radio program, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800. 

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