Teaching for Accessibility
Teaching for Accessibility introduces you to some 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. Additional Information: This session is designed for U-M instructors; the examples and activities in this session focus on course instruction, both in-person and online. Limited spots are available for participants in other roles at U-M. While the session is open for asynchronous participation from Mon Jan 24- Sun Feb 6, there are two assignment deadlines to be aware of: participants are asked to 1) introduce themselves on Canvas by Wed Jan 26th and 2) complete a final reflection by Sun Feb 6.