Accessibility: Designing and Teaching Courses for All Learners

Accessibility: Designing and Teaching Courses for All Learners

 

February 22, 2016

Accessibility: Designing and Teaching Courses for All Learners is a free 6-week professional development course (MOOC) available that will help you gain a better understanding of accessibility as a civil rights issue and develop the knowledge and skills you need to design learning experiences that promote inclusive learning environments.

During this six-week course, you’ll learn how to:

● Recognize and address challenges faced by students with disabilities related to access, success, and completion.
● Articulate faculty and staff roles in reducing barriers for students with disabilities.
● Apply the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in designing accessible learning experiences.
● Analyze the benefits of Backward Design when developing learning experiences.
● Use Section 508 standards and WCAG 2.0 guidelines to create accessible courses.
● Determine which tools and techniques are appropriate based on course content.

You will have the opportunity to earn badges that recognize your mastery of these competencies.

Audience: Anyone may enroll and participate in the MOOC. It has been designed for faculty and staff in higher education at any type or level of institution.

Why take the Access MOOC? Watch this short video to find out! (Audio described version)

Access MOOC begins on February 22nd

Next steps:
1. Register at Canvas Network
2. Share and follow the conversation on Twitter using #AccessMOOC
3. Follow our Access MOOC Facebook Page

 

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