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Making your digital content accessible (POSTPONED)

Thursday
Jan 25, 2018
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Online - register for details Workshops
Making your digital content accessible (POSTPONED)
Presenter(s): Nancy Guerrero (TTLG)

The Principles of Universal Design can be used to make digital content more accessible to all users. In this workshop, you will learn about best practices for creating and designing accessible MS Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, and PDF files. [Details...]
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Making your digital content accessible

Monday
Apr 16, 2018
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Online - register for details Workshops
Making your digital content accessible
Presenter(s): Nancy Guerrero (TTLG)

The Principles of Universal Design can be used to make digital content more accessible to all users. In this workshop, you will learn about best practices for creating and designing accessible MS Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, and PDF files. We will also discuss options for adding closed captions and subtitles in Youtube and Amara, a web-based subtitle editor for video captioning and translation. [Details...]
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Making your digital content accessible

Monday
Nov 20, 2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Online - register for details Workshops
Making your digital content accessible
Presenter(s): Nancy Guerrero (TTLG)

The Principles of Universal Design can be used to make digital content more accessible to all users. In this workshop, you will learn about best practices for creating and designing accessible MS Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, and PDF files. We will also discuss options for adding closed captions and subtitles in Youtube and Amara, a web-based subtitle editor for video captioning and translation. [Details...]
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Universal Design

Michael Siller (Psychology) - Faculty Fellow 2015/16

The student body at Hunter College is exceptionally diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, native language, culture, age, learning style, background knowledge, ability, gender, veteran status, and other characteristics.  For us faculty and staff, this means that we have to continuously challenge ourselves to design our teaching in ways that is welcoming, usable, and accessible to students with a broad range of characteristics, including students with disabilities.

During my tenure as a Faculty Fellow at Hunter’s Academic Center for Excellence in Research and Teaching (ACERT), I led a series of workshops (i.e., a Lunchtime Seminar during Fall 2015, and a Teaching Scholarship Circle during Spring 2016) where over 30 faculty, staff, and students joined forces to learn about the principles and practices of Universal Design and its application in higher education. Through reading, invited speakers, and discussion, faculty learned about incremental changes in their own courses that give students (1) multiple ways of acquiring information and knowledge, (2) alternatives for demonstrating what they know, and (3) a range of opportunities to actively engage with the course content.

Moving educational innovations into practice is always a bumpy road, and often requires a group of champions to take the lead and demonstrate that the innovation is feasible and effective within a given institution, an honest look at potential barriers (e.g., time and workload constraints), and a strategy for spreading the innovation throughout the institution. We hope these events created enough momentum to continue implementing Universal Design of Learning strategies at Hunter College in the future.

 

 

Michael Siller is Associate Professor of Psychology and was a 2015/16 Faculty Fellow at Hunter’s Academic Center for Excellence in Research and Teaching (ACERT).

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Moving the needle: Implementing universal design in higher education

Wednesday
Mar 9, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Belfer Research Building, Room BB-401 Teaching Scholarship Circles Through reading, invited speakers, and discussion, faculty will learn about the principles and practices of universal design in higher education, and plan incremental changes in their own courses. [Details...]
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