Feb 22nd 2016

Accessibility: Designing and Teaching Courses for All Learners (Canvas net)

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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.

Prepare to engage in thoughtful discussions, participate in peer review assignments, take short self-check quizzes, watch videos, and explore relevant readings. You will also earn badges that recognize your mastery of these competencies.