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Beginner Level

Approx. 18 hours to complete

Suggested: 11 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Course Orientation

You will become familiar with the course, your classmates, and our learning environment. The orientation will also help you obtain the technical skills required for the course.

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1 video (Total 7 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
3 readings
Syllabus10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Updating Your Profile10m
2 practice exercises
Orientation Quiz10m
Demographics Survey30m
2 hours to complete

Module 1: Understanding Disability and Assistive Technology

This module will give you a basic understanding of some of the major disability types (visual, hearing, motor, and cognitive), their main functional challenges, and some of the related assistive technologies. You’ll also get valuable firsthand perspectives on disabilities and assistive technology from people with different disabilities, including a spirited panel discussion on disability etiquette from a team of disability experts.

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12 videos (Total 111 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
12 videos
Perspective on Visual Disabilities10m
Hearing Disabilities5m
Perspectives on Hearing Disabilities7m
Mobility Disabilities14m
Perspective on Mobility Disabilities: Kathleen Downes10m
Perspective on Mobility Disabilities: Allison Boot9m
Cognitive Disabilities7m
Perspective on Cognitive Disabilities7m
Disability Etiquette12m
1 reading
Module 1 Readings and Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Module 2: The Legal Landscape and the Workplace

In this module, you’ll develop a basic understanding of some of the key legislation that impacts accessibility. From the workplace perspective, you’ll have an opportunity to explore some insightful firsthand occupation-specific perspectives from a web developer, a media specialist, an instructional designer, and a computer science instructor. Finally, you’ll get an insider’s view on accommodation from a team of accommodation specialists who handle document conversion, captioning, audio description, accessible document design, and testing accommodations.

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12 videos (Total 124 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
12 videos
Accessibility Policy at Illinois7m
Instructional Designer: Tania Heap8m
Instructor: Lawrence Angrave12m
Senior ICT Specialist: Julie Romanowski8m
Web Developer: Tim Offenstein10m
Text Conversion Services10m
Captioning Services9m
Accessible Document Design Services7m
Testing Accommodations5m
2 readings
Module 2 Readings and Resources10m
"Accommodation" vs. "Universal Design"10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Module 3: Universal Design

This module will give you a basic understanding of the seven principles of universal design and the roots of universal design in architecture. You’ll learn how universal design can be applied in a learning context through Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and its inclusive design practices. Video interviews with recognized experts in the field will highlight insightful IT perspectives on universal design along with higher ed perspectives on Universal Design for Learning.

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7 videos (Total 67 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Guidelines: WCAG 2.0 and POUR principles8m
Universal Design for Instruction: Sheryl Burgstahler19m
Perspective on Universal Design: Jon Gunderson10m
Perspective on Universal Design: Hadi Rangin10m
1 reading
Module 3 Readings and Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz
Week
4
8 hours to complete

Module 4: Accessible Digital Materials

This module will give you an introduction to some of the major accessibility considerations that apply to common digital formats like HTML, MS Word, PDF, and PowerPoint. You’ll also learn some of the key accessibility considerations for multimedia, including areas like captioning and complex images. Helpful demos and hands-on activities will give you a clearer idea of how you can make your digital content more accessible.

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27 videos (Total 162 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
27 videos
HTML Basics: Tables & Links7m
HTML Basics: Images, Charts, and Graphs1m
Accessible Word Documents: Styles2m
Accessible Word Documents: Logical Document Structure8m
Accessible Word Documents: Tables13m
Accessible Word Documents: Images10m
Accessible Word Documents: Links9m
Accessible Word Documents: Color Contrast11m
Accessible Word Documents: Document Properties4m
Accessible Word Documents: Accessibility Checker9m
JAWS Screen Reader Reading Accessible Word Document9m
Accessible PDF Documents6m
Accessible PowerPoint Documents: Overview and Major Issues4m
Accessible PowerPoint Documents: Best Practices for Making PowerPoint More Accessible4m
Accessible PowerPoint Documents: Creating Accessible Charts and Graphs7m
Captioning and Audio Description4m
Complex Images5m
Animations2m
Accessible STEM Content4m
Tools for Evaluating Accessibility13m
Joining a Community of Practice1m
Certificate Programs: IADP4m
Targeted Badging Courses3m
IAAP Certifications2m
3 readings
Module 4 Readings and Resources10m
PowerPoint Version Information10m
Where Can You Go from Here?10m
2 practice exercises
Module 4 Quiz
End of Course Survey30m

Instructors

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Marc Thompson

Assistant Director for Teaching & Learning Experiences
Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning
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Lori Lane

IT Accessibility Specialist in Universal Design
Disability Resources and Educational Services
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Tania Heap

Director of Learning Research & Accessibility

About University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a world leader in research, teaching and public engagement, distinguished by the breadth of its programs, broad academic excellence, and internationally renowned faculty and alumni. Illinois serves the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and finding solutions to critical societal needs. ...

Frequently Asked Questions

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