Teaching for Accessibility
Teaching for Accessibility introduces you to theories and practices of accessibility in teaching and learning, with a special focus on the work of disability theorist Jay Timothy Dolmage, author of Academic Ableism: Disability and Higher Education (University of Michigan Press, 2017). This asynchronous 2-week workshop is structured to support you in a process of active learning and reflection about accessibility in your own teaching. The goal of this workshop is not to give you a simple checklist of strategies that will guarantee that your courses are accessible to your students (as you’ll learn, such a checklist doesn’t exist). Instead, our goal is to show you that ‘teaching for accessibility' is an active practice and an ongoing pedagogical commitment that you cultivate in relation to your students.
About our online asynchronous workshops:
Our asynchronous online workshops are delivered in Canvas over 5 days (beginning on Monday at 8:00 am and ending on the following Friday at 11:59 pm) or 2 weeks. Participants are able to contribute independently at their own pace over the workshop period; however, there may be intermittent deadlines to optimize participant interaction. The workshops will require approximately 2-3 hours of engagement, including reading about evidence-based practices, viewing multimedia, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting reflective assignments. The optional synchronous sessions are made available for participants to engage with each other and the facilitators in real-time, to ask questions, share practices and get feedback on their implementation plans.