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Teach Access - Introduction to Disability and Accessible Design

Started Aug 28, 2023

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It is estimated that one in four U.S. adults has a disability. However, many technologies, products, services, and events often exclude people with disabilities. Accessibility can help bridge that gap, but where do you start? This asynchronous course is designed to help educators at different levels and contexts explore basic concepts related to disability, accessibility, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL), which serve to lay the foundation for building bridges towards a more accessible world. This course will provide you with an overview of the following topics:

  1. Disability, including the definitions and descriptions of what disability is and how it presents itself in learners and individuals 
  2. The principles of accessible design and how they support learners with disabilities
  3. The principles of universal design for learning (UDL) and plain language, including guidelines for creating inclusive learning experiences

Learning opportunities include a curated resource collection, knowledge checks, and practice activities. This self-paced course is the first step toward developing a broad understanding of the accessibility landscape so that you can help build a bridge to a better and more inclusive future. 

We acknowledge that there may be instances of content overlap between courses in the Teach Access ecosystem, particularly in areas related to each other. Diverse accessibility needs can lead to recurring themes or principles that span different topics within this discipline. This overlap is intentional, reflecting our commitment to ensuring that all practitioners, regardless of their discipline, can access and engage with the material effectively.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to get in touch with us using our Contact Us page. We are here to support your learning journey!

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