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S. B. Chandler

508 Compliance and Digital Accessibility Officer

S.B. Chandler

Working remotely.

Equity and Access
University Mail Code 0214
  • Slack: chandler@virginiatech.slack.com

Dr. S.B. Chandler is Virginia Tech's inaugural Section 508 and Digital Accessibility Officer—a role responsible for promoting accessibility in electronic and information technology as well as mitigating cases that violate Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and other laws and policies. The position spans the Office of Equity and Accessibility and Accessible Technologies in Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS). A recovering professor, Chandler taught design and media to more than 1000 Hokies. He also worked on the Ensemble web CMS and was a product owner for Secure Identity Services.

Degrees:

Doctor of Philosophy in Teaching and Learning, October 2001
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
Distance Learning: Comparing the Legibility and Comprehension of Type Size, Font Selection, and Rendering Technology of Onscreen Type

Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning, December 1998
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
Emphases in Distance Education, Instructional Systems Design, and Instructional Technology

Bachelor of Science in Sociology, May 1992
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
Emphases in Sociology of Technology and Gender Relations with concentrations in Liberal Arts, Journalism (Communications), and Computer Science

Selected Professional Certifications:

Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC), April 2019

Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS), July 2019

ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management, June 2018

Chauncey Certified Technical Trainer (CTT), Fall 1995

Sylvan / Drake Technical Educator (TE), Spring 1996

Adobe Certified Photoshop Training Partner, Tier One, Summer 1996

Adobe Certified After Effects Training Partner, Tier One, Fall 1996