Both new and veteran faculty know that when it comes to learning, there is no one-size-fits-all method for success. Because each student has unique needs that impact course engagement and performance, it can be helpful to incorporate accessibility and universal design principles into courses to maximize students’ learning potential. Doing so will address Case Western Reserve University’s mission of inclusion and diversity by helping diverse learners effectively process and interact with digital content.
The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) will host a seminar titled “Digital Accessibility Resources for You at CWRU” Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 12:45 to 2 p.m. in the Allen Memorial Medical Library’s Herrick Room.
This session will focus on how faculty can use new and existing campus resources to help their students access and learn from the course content, while also ensuring ADA compliance. Attendees also will learn how to use these resources efficiently and with minimal impact on their normal workflow.
Francine Diaz from Teaching + Learning Technologies, Elise Geither from UCITE, Scott Bryden from the Office of Accommodated Testings & Services and Eboni Porter from Disability Resources will discuss universal learning design, digital accessibility, and resources available at CWRU. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or mobile device. If possible, a sandbox course in Canvas should be set up beforehand.
A pizza lunch, sodas and water will be provided at this session. To register for this session, email firstname.lastname@example.org.