Document Type

Presentation

Session Description

Overwhelmed with the idea of meeting accessibility requirements? Making an online course accessible involves multiple considerations – from video captioning to the proper formatting of documents. In this session, we will look at ways to make your online course materials more accessible for all users. We will discuss high level topics, such as Universal Design for Learning, as well as identify specific practices you can adopt immediately. Your takeaways will be both a greater awareness of accessibility issues as well as a number of practical ideas and resources to take back home.

Session Outcomes:

  • Discuss the importance of accessibility in terms of federal legislation and Universal Design for Learning
  • Identify specific ways to make course materials accessible
  • Locate self-help resources for learning more about creating accessible learning materials.

Keywords

accessibility, accessible

Related Website

Twitter: @CatherineArtac

Audience Focus

Both K-12 and Higher Education

Start Date

7-27-2016 3:00 PM

End Date

7-27-2016 4:00 PM

Brief Biography of Primary Presenter

Catherine Artac is an instructional technologist/designer at Minnesota State University Moorhead where she helps faculty explore technologies and implement best practices in online course design. Catherine is also serves as the campus Quality Matters Coordinator.

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Jul 27th, 3:00 PM Jul 27th, 4:00 PM

Designing Accessible Course Materials: Practices You Can Start Implementing Today!

Overwhelmed with the idea of meeting accessibility requirements? Making an online course accessible involves multiple considerations – from video captioning to the proper formatting of documents. In this session, we will look at ways to make your online course materials more accessible for all users. We will discuss high level topics, such as Universal Design for Learning, as well as identify specific practices you can adopt immediately. Your takeaways will be both a greater awareness of accessibility issues as well as a number of practical ideas and resources to take back home.

Session Outcomes:

  • Discuss the importance of accessibility in terms of federal legislation and Universal Design for Learning
  • Identify specific ways to make course materials accessible
  • Locate self-help resources for learning more about creating accessible learning materials.

https://pubs.lib.umn.edu/minnesota-elearning-summit/2016/program/9