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Accessibility, Inclusivity & OER's

Sue DonerBy definition, creating inclusive learning environments and educational resources means that what is being created should be accessible to all students. What does accessibility look like in practice, and what can educators do to contribute to the accessibility of the learning resources & environments they create?

Join Sue Doner, Instructional Designer and OER Accessibility Toolkit creator for a workshop on accessibility in the online environment.

In this workshop, you will begin by establishing a common understanding of key terminology like “academic accommodations”, “accessibility”, and “Universal Design for Learning (UDL)”, before identifying “6 easy things you can always do” to contribute to the accessibility of your educational resources. Finally, you will engage in an interactive, facilitated activity that will require you to adopt the perspective of a particular student and assess a learning environment for any accessibility barriers it poses to you/your student.

Workshop: Accessibility, Inclusivity & OER's
When: Tuesday, October 31, 10:30 am -12 pm
Where: Surrey Campus

Room: A2410

Sue Doner, Instructional Designer is currently at the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning, Camosun College. She has been an instructional designer in online education (distance and blended learning environments) for 19 years. One of the areas of practice that she has particularly focused on is accessibility in online learning environments and how educators can be more inclusive of all students by proactively creating accessible courses and educational resources.

There is no charge for this event but registration is required.