Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Biology eAcademy: Course Accessibility and Universal Design

English: Braille laptop. Universal Learning De...
Presented by Brett Cristie - Lets talk about Universal Design for Learning because we are talking about course redesign.

Accessible Technology Initiative
From a Jan. 1, 2006:

"Information Technology Procurement and Accessibility for Individuals with Disabilities"

Instructional Materials Accessibility

Are My Course Materials Accessible?
Your syllabus is the gateway, it should serve as a map and compass
If not accessible, some students will be at a disadvantage

There are simple things that you can do to make things in your course more accessible (using styles, etc.).
Textbooks and course readers should be accessible
Video and audio resources need to be captioned or transcribed
Library electronic reserves and internet resources that are used in classes should be accessible
Learning management systems - the ones that that we use are all basically accessible.

We have a state-wide contract with AutoSync that brings down the captioning cost to $1.35 a minute.

We have resources at at the Chancellor's offce here: http://teachingcommons.cdl.edu/access/ and on Universal Design for Learnin ghere: http://udluniverse.com

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