Struble named Accessibility Champion Award winner

Portrait of Accessibility Champion Eudora Struble and Michael Shuman, director of CLASS.

Accessibility Champion Eudora Struble and Michael Shuman, director of CLASS.

Director of Technology Accessibility Eudora Struble has been named the inaugural winner of the Accessibility Champion Award. The award recognizes faculty and staff who go above and beyond to support students with disabilities.

Delta Alpha Pi (DAPi), an academic honor society founded to recognize high-achieving students with disabilities, celebrates and supports leadership and advocacy for post-secondary students with disabilities. The society created the award to honor a faculty or staff member who displays support, encouragement, and advocacy for students with disabilities in and out of the classroom.

DAPi members were invited to submit nominations, and a student committee made the final selection.

Struble works in Information Systems. The award recognizes her advocacy in providing captioning on the video boards for athletic events including football, soccer and basketball games, and her collaboration with the Hanes Gallery and WakerSpace to create a multi-sensory experience, with enhanced accessibility, for visitors to the Mark H. Reece Collection. Struble leads events like the “No Mouse Challenge” and the “Extreme Makeover: PDF Edition” that aim to bring awareness to accessible technology and to make websites more inclusive by eliminating inaccessible files.

The Theta Kappa chapter of Delta Alpha Pi (DAPi) at Wake Forest, chartered in 2023, has 71 student members. The Center for Learning, Access, and Student Success (CLASS) sponsors DAPi.

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