Universal Design for Education Webinar series

The Great Lakes ADA Center and the Illinois Board of Higher Education are pleased to announce a free webinar series titled “Implementing Universal Design for Education in Illinois.” (Archive of completed sessions). This series was developed following a survey conducted by the Illinois Web Accessibility Consortium in early 2011 which collected information regarding the technologies being employed around Illinois to create and deliver instructional materials, how individuals at educational institutions learn about these technologies and their interest in learning more about accessible techniques and universal design.

Universal Design for Education (UDE) is the incorporation of principles from both universal design for learning (UDL) and universal design for instruction. Universal design for learning employs learning guidelines for multiple means of representation, expression, and engagement for the student.

These webinars will focus on key concepts, strategies and instructional technology that may be used to develop course materials that are universally designed. Universally designed course materials often provide benefits on multiple levels, including accessibility, content retention, varied learning styles, as well as platform and device independent delivery.

All eight scheduled sessions are 60 minutes in length and will be held from 2:00-3:00pm Central Time on the third Thursday of each month.

Register for one or all of the sessions

The program will be delivered via the ElluminateLive! Webinar platform and will be real-time captioned. The sessions will be recorded and archived for future viewing.

10/20/2011
Introduction to Universal Design for Education
Chris Dobson, Harper College

11/17/2011
Introduction to the Illinois Information Accessibility Act (IITAA)
Kevin Price, UIC

12/15/2011
Utilizing LecShare for Delivering Instructional Content
Chris Dobson, Harper College

01/19/2012
Microsoft Office 2010 Accessibility
Christy Blew, UIUC

02/16/2012
Implementing Accessible Math on the Web
Giovanni Duarte, DeVry

03/15/2012
Quick Checks for PDF Accessibility
Christy Blew, UIUC

04/19/2012
Engaging E-learning with SoftChalk LessonBuilder
Chris Dobson, Harper College

05/17/ 2012
Creating Accessible Presentations with Adobe Captivate
Giovanni Duarte, DeVry

This free Webinar series is sponsored by the Great Lakes ADA Center and the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Register for one or all of the sessions.

Learn more about the Illinois Web Accessibility Consortium.

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