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From: Rangin, Hadi Bargi
Date: May 27, 2011 10:24AM


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Web Accessibility for Online Learning: A How-To Guide for Creating Accessible Content

Universal design seeks to make online learning available and accessible for all types of learners. Online faculty and instructional designers often find themselves overwhelmed or too busy with their day-to-day responsibilities to fully appreciate and integrate the design principles and tools that can be used to make learning equitable, flexible, and adaptable.

In this hands-on workshop you will discover how principles of Universal Design can help you create course content that can be accessed and used by anyone, including people with disabilities. By the end of this workshop, participants will have a good understanding of Universal Design Principles for Online Learning, potential accessibility/usability issues that need to be considered in course design, and how to create more accessible/usable course content. As the workshop focus will be on web accessibility, familiarity with an HTML authoring tool is desired but not required.

The content will be delivered in an online asynchronous format using the Moodle LMS. While the content is asynchronous, we expect the students to closely follow the daily schedule of content. There will also be 3 synchronous Webinars for members to attend. These will be recorded for those whose schedules prevent their attending.

Objectives:

1. Develop an understanding of Universal Design Principles for Online Learning.
2. Understand how people with disabilities access the web and other formats.
3. Develop an understanding of potential accessibility/usability issues that need to be considered in course design and instruction.
4. Create more accessible/usable Microsoft Word documents.
5. Create more accessible/usable HTML-based course content.

Workshop Dates

* June 15 2011 - June 24 2011 (10 days)

Notes

* This workshop is offered via Sloan Consortium and eligible for the Sloan-C Certificate Program.

For more information visit: http://sloanconsortium.org/2011workshops
To register for this workshop visit: http://sloanconsortium.org/workshop/june2011_web-accessibility-online-learning-how-guide-creating-acessible-content