Day: October 1, 2019

Sign up for 5 Seminars on Accessibility in Support of Inclusive Education at GVSU

In support of inclusive education at GVSU, the eLearning and Emerging Technologies team has coordinated a series of accessibility and universal design for learning seminars and workshops specifically designed to support faculty this Fall!

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Accessibility and Ally:  How to the Turn the Dial to Green

dials.pngLearn how to create accessible Word documents and PowerPoint slides that get the green dial! Blackboard Ally helps you determine the accessibility of your content. Ally provides guidance and tips for improvements to your content accessibility.  At the end of this hands-on workshop, you will be able to:

  • interpret Ally’s feedback and understand the feedback on the accessibility of your content
  • be empowered with accessibility tips for course content
  • learn how to find instructional media guides for many different types of formats

A sample accessible syllabus will be provided and discussed.

We hope you can stay after the workshop to get started on making your own syllabus or class documents accessible.


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Blackboard Ally & Universal Design for Learning Faculty Workshop
Supporting Diverse Needs through Inclusive Design and Learner Preference

allylogo.jpgAccessible content authoring is not only essential for students who use assistive technologies, but it also results in more usable, flexible content that can adapt to diverse student needs and devices. During the workshop, we’ll discuss some of the key terms and research around inclusive learning and Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and the different ways Ally’s alternative formats and instructor feedback help support those learning goals. Participants will then form teams and work on a series of accessibility and UDL challenges, focused around content authoring, content remediation, multimodal literacy, and curriculum design. At the conclusion of the workshop, each participant will leave with one strategy or idea to make their learning environment more inclusive for all their learners.


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Learn more Blackboard Ally Tour and the $1,000 Student Scholarship Accessibility Competition!