Accessibility Resource Center

The ARC Team

Mike Ritter

Mike Ritter

Coordinator
Eder Hall
(816) 271-4330

Mike is the first point of contact for students, faculty and staff wishing to explore opportunities for equal access and inclusion for students with disabilities.
Lindsey Smith

Lindsey Smith

Exam Administrator
Eder Hall
(816) 271-4285

Lindsey is our newest team member and is primarily responsible for making course exams accessible and inclusive for students with disabilities.

Dave Brown

Dave Brown

Assistant Dean for Health and Wellness
Eder Hall, Suite 203
(816) 271-4329

The ARC is part of the Health and Wellness unit at MWSU. As the Assistant Dean of Health and Wellness, Dave provides direct supervision to the ARC staff.
Shana Meyer

Shana Meyer

Vice President for Student Affairs
Blum Union 228
(816) 271-5609

The ARC is a department within the Division of Student Affairs. As Vice President for Student Affairs, Shana represents the ARC at the cabinet level of University administration.

Michelle Graham

Michelle Graham

Adaptive Technology Specialist
Hearnes Center
Instructional Media Center
(816) 271-5932

Michelle plays the lead role in converting inaccessible course materials into accessible formats for students with disabilities.

Cori Criger

Cori Criger

Instructional Technology Director
Hearnes Center
Instructional Media Center
(816) 271-5661

Cori works to create accessible classroom environments by designing classrooms that are accessible for students with mobility impairments and by training faculty to use technology in the classroom that will make their lectures accessible for students with sensory impairments.
Tara Stoll

Tara Stoll

Video Communications Producer
Hearnes Center
Instructional Media Center
(816) 271-4171

Tara provides support for faculty by training them to make course content accessible for students with disabilities by utilizing Panopto to record class lectures. She also plays a key role in providing video captioning services for faculty.

Michelle Ritter

Michelle Ritter

Web Developer
Hearnes Center
Instructional Media Center
(816) 271-5889

As the campus Web Developer, Michelle pays close attention to web accessibility guidelines, making sure all University web pages are accessible for people with disabilities.
Nick Edwards

Nick Edwards

Instructional Designer
Hearnes Center
Instructional Media Center
(816) 271-4185

Nick provides resources for faculty by teaching instructional strategies based on universal design of instruction principles that will help them design systems of content delivery and course exams that are increasingly accessible and inclusive.

Rick Brown

Rick Brown

Applications Programmer
Hearnes Center
Instructional Media Center

Rick maintains the student database for the ARC.

Dr. Pam Clary

Dr. Pam Clary

Director and Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work
Wilson Hall 203C
(816) 271-4341

Pam has served on the ARC Advisory Council since the council's inception in 2014.
Kelly Henry, PhD

Kelly Henry, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychology
Murphy Hall 217 H
(816) 271-5693

Kelly has served on the ARC Advisory Council since the council's inception in 2014.

Stacey Bowen

Stacey Bowen

Director, Center for Success in Mathematics
Agenstein Hall 133A
(816) 271-4141

Stacey has served on the ARC Advisory Council since the council's inception in 2014.
Cosette Hardwick, PT, DPT

Cosette Hardwick, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Associate Professor and Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education
Murphy Hall 304B
(816) 271-5996

Cosette has served on the ARC Advisory Council since the council's inception in 2014.

Kathy Lau

Kathy Lau

Accounting and Bookkeeping

Kathy provides accounting and bookkeeping services for the ARC and also serves as the Administrative Assistant for the Counseling Center.