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Universal Design for Learning

This presentation will provide instructors and students with strategies to improve engagement and accessibility in college coursework. Through Universal Design for Learning, barriers to traditional instruction are broken down, and instructors build learning activities that provide multiple means of engagement, representation of content, and methods to demonstrate and assess student understanding.

Future of Library Text Accessibility: The Promises and Potentials in EPUB

Much of what makes documents accessible to people with disabilities and their assistive technologies boils down to the file format. Every format comes with benefits and drawbacks when it comes to accessibility. Which format or formats should libraries choose to best benefit their patrons and the needs of archives and discovery? While our current efforts focus mostly on the long-in-the-tooth PDF format, innovations in newer formats, such as EPUB3, have great promise for improved reader experience and accessibility. 

Universal Design

This presentation will introduce how ableist behaviors and attitudes are the roots of an inaccessible society for people with various abilities. It will outline how elements of Universal Design, Universal Design For Learning, and Inclusive Design provide pathways to inequity in higher education.

Mobile Testing for Accessibility

Join the Accessibility Ambassadors for a presentation and discussion about mobile testing by Accessibility Ambassador Amy Drayer from UMN Libraries.

Amy will go over how to test your sites for web accessibility on mobile devices. This will include a demonstration of how to enable accessibility features and time to test on your own device.

Video Captioning

Join the Accessibility Ambassadors for a presentation by Alex Anderson of OIT Academic Technology.

Video captioning is an accessibility technology often mentioned but rarely discussed in detail. Anderson will go over captioning for courses and other video content, as well as the captioning services and tools available at the University.

This presentation will be especially useful for faculty as they prepare for future semesters. Please join us and share the event with anyone you think would benefit from it.

Canvas Accessibility with UDOIT

Join the Accessibility Ambassadors on Thursday, May 28, for a presentation by accessibility ambassador Khaled Musa of Academic Technology and Kristina Cibuzar of LATIS. 

The session will cover the Universal Design Online Content Inspection Tool (UDOIT) accessibility checker in Canvas.

If you are motivated by accessibility or would like to know more about this tool, this presentation will help you discover common issues in your canvas course and help you address all the issues in an easy overall summary dashboard.

Video and Audio

Include both human-edited captions and audio descriptions in videos and transcripts in audio-only content.