Category: Accessibility

Accessibility in Online Instruction – Part 6 of 6

Learning Preferences – Challenges and Solutions This week we look at Learning Preferences. Learning Preferences are not a disability, but it is good to know how people learn so you can make good choices in your course design. Today’s video is about 5 minutes long, and will wrap up this six week series. Here is …

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Accessibility in Online Instruction – Part 5 of 6

Last week we looked at Physical Challenges and Solutions.  This week, our host Susan Riello will be concentrating on Learning Disabilities. Learning Disabilities – Challenges and Solutions Learning disabilities are also known as “hidden disabilities” because you might not see them when looking at a student. Here is the index for today’s video: Learning Disabilities …

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Accessibility in Online Instruction – Part 4 of 6

This week our focus is on physically impaired students, and our host for today’s video is Susan Riello from Yale University’s Center for Emotional Intelligence. Physical Challenges and Solutions Today I have two videos for you. The first is the overview with Susan, and the second is a video that she mentions in her presentation. …

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Accessibility in Online Instruction – Part 3 of 6

Last week we looked at visual challenges and solutions.  This week we turn our attention to Hearing Challenges and Solutions.  Our host for today’s video is Susan Riello from Yale University. Hearing Challenges and Solutions Here is an index of items on this video: Hearing impaired challenges (0:16) Video Captions / Transcripts (1:27) YouTube Captions …

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Accessibility in Online Instruction – Part 2 of 6

Last week, in part 1 of our 6 part series, we looked at the definition of accessibility, and also universal design for learning (UDL).  We also saw that the content in an inaccessible course is like a “locked box.”  The three keys to unlocking that box are: Representation – Using different ways of getting information …

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Accessibility in Online Instruction – Part 1 of 6

For the next six weeks I am going to present you with a webinar on Accessibility that was done by my friend Susan Riello, who works at Yale University’s Center for Emotional Intelligence.  I have broken the presentation up into sections. Today’s topic covers basics – terminology and an overview of each area we are …

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Accessibility

In the sprint to get face-to-face classes online we may have forgotten our most vulnerable students – those with disabilities.  We know that Summer Semester is online.  There have also been hints that an online Fall Semester might be in our future, depending on what happens this Summer.  With this in mind, it’s probably time …

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Remember Accessibility in the Rush to Online Instruction: 10 Tips for Educators

The following is a posting from the NDC (National Deaf Center) that was published on March 12.  I believe this to be an extremely important message and I have not modified it in any way.  Thank you for taking the time to read through this and applying to your courses. As colleges and schools scramble …

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Creating Accessible Word Documents

It is very important to have an accessible classroom, and that includes your documents. Are your Word documents currently accessible to all students? Below is a video (less than 5 minutes) to help you see what it takes to make your Word documents accessible. John F. Kennedy said “The time to repair the roof is …

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Accessibility – Designing for users with dyslexia

Here is the last of the 6 posters which are focused on Accessibility. Today’s poster is: Designing for users with dyslexia Do use images and diagrams to support text align text to the left and keep a consistent layout consider producing materials in other formats (for example, audio and video) keep content short, clear and …

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