Some of the definitions of “accessible” include easy to get to and within reach. Many of our original classroom designs did not include lecterns or teaching tables that had accessibility as a foundational goal. We are in the process of upgrading classrooms and adding motorized adjustable-height tables. In these rooms, keyboards and touch panels are now much more convenient for a majority of users to control and access.
In Beckman 107, the table can be raised or lowered by the touch of a button.
In DeMille 101, the adjustable-height table adds abundant space for the instructor’s laptop and teaching materials as well as reduces the wiring clutter.
In Hashinger 150 (Irvine Lecture Hall) the new adjustable-height instructor’s table includes multiple monitors for presentations and Zoom participants.