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Learning Is For Everyone: Instructional Design For Accessibility (Free Technical Article!)

Learning Is For Everyone: Instructional Design For Accessibility (Free Technical Article!)

As Instructional Designers, we’re always looking for new tools and best practices to deliver value to our learners. One thing some of us forget, though, is the issue of accessibility – are our courses open to all, including people with disabilities? In Learning Is For Everyone: Instructional Design For Accessibility, Obsidian Learning examines several issues related to accessibility and eLearning.
Inclusive And Accessible eLearning

Inclusive And Accessible eLearning

To develop online courses that are more inclusive, the role of Instructional Designers must move beyond the orchestration and arrangement of course content to partnering with faculty and support staff to implement curriculums that are mindful of ADA compliance. Furthermore, professional development must move beyond faculty acquiring technical expertise to pairing technological knowledge with principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). This article outlines ways that I, as an Instructional Designer, implemented such practices via a professional development seminar, in which faculty and staff learn the principles of Universal Design for Learning and develop skills to create ADA compliant MS Word documents, podcasts, and lecture captures. Excerpts from faculty and staff’s learning journals illustrate how they have grown as educators.
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