Virginia Higher Education Accessibility Partners, or VHEAP, was established in 2018 to promote collaboration and partnership between accessibility-focused professionals throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Looking at accessibility from a holistic perspective, events and resources supported and offered by VHEAP are broad, encouraging collaborative solutions. Our focus is on offering shared opportunities for those who are tasked with improving access to information and communications technology resources, those who focus on the built environment, and those who provide services for Virginians with disabilities. Our membership is comprised of individuals in higher education, public school systems, and executive branch offices reporting to the Governor.

 

Upcoming Events…

March, 2023

The UnConference Is Back!
 

Date TBD! We are bringing the UnConference back bigger than ever! Make plans now to head to the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. More information will be coming as plans finalize. Stay tuned!!

Need more info?

Please visit our Events page to access more information and resources for upcoming and past VHEAP events.

Latest News…

The VHEAP Captioning Initiative is now LIVE and ready to be used!

Through a combined effort of the VHEAP Captioning Committee, the Virginia Higher Education Procurement Consortium (VHEPC), and the University of Virginia (UVA), a new set of captioning agreements are now in place. Building on the initial work by George Mason University, these agreements offer advantageous pricing to participating state agencies, K-12 schools and districts, and post-secondary institutions.Services offered through the Initiative include live captioning (remote), live captioning (on-site), post-production captioning/transcription, and audio description.

 

Potentially Exciting Times In Richmond!

The 2023 General Assembly Session may prove to be very helpful to those in the digital accessibility world. Check out what the VHEAP Legislative & Governance Committee has been up to! Get ready, we will need everyone’s help to move this effort forward!

IT Security Folks Join the Accessibility Bandwagon

HECVAT 3.0x now includes accessibility language! (12/17/2021)

Interested in learning more about VHEAP?

  • For more information about the VHEAP organization, our goals, and mission, visit VHEAP Bylaws.
  • For information on how to contact members of the organizing committee visit the About VHEAP section of this website.

Join Our Listserv

VHEAP allows professionals within the commonwealth to discuss accessibility questions, solutions, and opportunities. We do not allow vendors to sell or promote any products or services.

The VHEAP Board of Directors has the authority to unsubscribe any list member who is deemed inappropriate or shares/discusses inappropriate content. Be kind to each other in your discussions.

To Subscribe:

  1. Using your Web browser, navigate to UVA Sympa Lists: Subscribe VHEAP.
  2. Enter your primary email address (similar to mst3k@virginia.edu) and name in the fields provided.
  3. To confirm your identity, you will receive a confirmation email from SYMPA (sympa@virginia.edu) at the address provided.
  4. Follow the instructions and confirm your request to subscribe to the VHEAP discussion list.

To Unsubscribe:

  1. Using your Web browser, navigate to UVA Sympa Lists: Unsubscribe VHEAP.
  2. Enter your email address, select “Unsubscribe for list vheap” and confirm on the next screen.
  3. You will receive a confirmation email from SYMPA (sympa@virginia.edu) at the address provided.
  4. Follow the instructions and confirm your request to unsubscribe from the VHEAP discussion list.

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