How Can I Make My Course Content More Accessible?
Learn the drawbacks inherent in the most common ways of presenting course content and specific techniques for making material more accessible. After watching, you will be able to enhance student learning, help students better prepare for class, and promote student success with assignments and assessments.
Explore a conceptual and practical approach to working with students with disabilities
Presentation and acquisition of information is at the heart of higher education.
You know it’s your responsibility to make sure all your students have an equitable opportunity to participate in this learning exchange.
But your assumptions about how students should access information could create barriers to learning.
Explore a conceptual and practical approach to working with students with disabilities in How Can I Make My Course Content More Accessible.
- Do you use reading materials with a font appropriate for students dealing with a visual disability?
- Are your electronic materials compatible with screen reading software?
- Can your students hear you in lectures and discussions?
If you’re not exactly sure about your answers to these course design questions, How Can I Make My Course Content More Accessible? is a great session for you.
Designed for faculty who are new to the subject of accessibility and making accommodations, this session combines a conceptual approach with real-world tested practical advice.
You’ll enhance your awareness of the drawbacks inherent in the most common ways of presenting course content and learn specific techniques for making material more accessible.
Instructions for assignments, your volume level during lectures, and even a simple “Click here” in an online document can present significant obstacles to a student with a disability.
Presenter Beth Harrison, Ph.D., director of the Office of Learning Resources at the University of Dayton, will share practices known to improve accessibility, including:
- Five tips for removing learning barriers found in print materials
- Guidelines for keeping electronic materials accessible to students with a disability
- Four ways to make sure multimedia presentations provide equitable opportunity to all students
- Effective ways to discuss accommodations with a student with a disability
Participating in How Can I Make My Course Content More Accessible? will help you meet your legal responsibility to provide all students with equitable opportunity in your courses.
The insights you take home will open up the presentation and acquisition of information in your courses.
You will be able to enhance student learning, help students better prepare for class, and promote student success with assignments and assessments. As an added perk for you – you’ll save time by reducing requests for special accommodations.
This program guides you from analysis, through synthesis, and into evaluation. After participating in this session, you’ll be able to:
- Question the assumptions supporting your choice of information formats
- Examine your course content delivery formats for potential barriers to learning
- Formulate alternative, more accessible methods for presentation and acquisition of information, including print, electronic, and classroom formats
You’ll learn tangible ways to establish equitable opportunity in the presentation and acquisition of information in your classroom.
Providing all students with an equal opportunity to engage with course content and demonstrate their learning is an essential responsibility for all teaching faculty.
This program is also part of the Universal Design 4-pack.
Product Code: PM13LA
Elizabeth Harrison, Ph.D., is the director of the Office of Learning Resources (OLR) at the University of Dayton as well as the associate director of the Ryan C. Harris Learning & Teaching Center.
She is active at the state and national levels in the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) and at the national level in the faculty development professional association (POD-Network).
Harrison has led workshops on universal design at higher education institutions in the U.S. and Canada, and has presented on the topic at national conferences.
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