‘MTSU On the Record’ explores drive to...

‘MTSU On the Record’ explores drive toward improving digital access for people with disabilities

Making electronic offerings more accessible to the campus community and the public at large was the topic of a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Dr. Lance Alexis, MTSU director of Americans with Disabilities Act compliance

Dr. Lance Alexis

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Lance Alexis, director of Americans with Disabilities Act compliance at MTSU, first aired March 13 on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and online at You can listen to their conversation above.

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, ensuring that people with disabilities could more easily reach, enter and use buildings.WMOT Roots Radio-new logo-2017 web

“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 university’s 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, university websites and various other aspects of campus life.

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at

For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.