Goal: Increase access and remove barriers to services
both inside and outside of Georgia Tech and encourage partnerships to better answer the evolving Institute needs.
Reduce digital divide by improving access to technology and increasing engagement/ support for the success of students from underrepresented and disadvantaged communities as well as those in need of accessibility accommodations.
- Strategy 1: Partner with newly established First-Generation, Limited Income Student Program within Office of Undergraduate Education, Graduate School, and GTPE to assess their students' access to technology equipment, network, and knowledge.
- Strategy 2: Create and implement a strategy that enhances OIT’s current technology loaner program and allows OIT to leverage surplus technology to close gaps in access for current and incoming students.
- Strategy 3: Build a partnership between OIT, CEISMC, college units, and local school districts (i.e. Atlanta Public Schools) to better understand gaps in technology knowledge and access among prospective students.
- Strategy 4: Create a partnership with the Office of Disability Services and Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to implement solutions that meet accessibility needs for students, faculty, and staff.
- Strategy 5: Incorporate accessibility reviews into every new and enhanced technology solution that is introduced within OIT.
- Strategy 6: Create a promotional campaign to highlight service offerings for students, faculty, and staff with accessibility needs, such as the AIRA wayfinding solution, screen reader programs, etc.
Improve our global stance by facilitating service interactions with partners from all regions - including satellite campuses - regardless of time zones, language barriers, etc.
- Strategy 1: Partnering with the Provost and Vice Provost for International Initiatives, create and implement a strategy to provide ongoing, global IT services and support to students, faculty, and Institute partners regardless of time zones, language barriers, etc.