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Subtitles: English
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Approx. 17 hours to complete
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course


Week 1

2 hours to complete

Course Orientation

2 hours to complete
1 video (Total 7 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
3 readings
About the Discussion Forums10m
Updating Your Profile10m
2 practice exercises
Orientation Quiz30m
Demographics Survey30m
2 hours to complete

Module 1: Understanding Disability and Assistive Technology

2 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 111 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
12 videos
Disability Types, Demographics, and Theoretical Models9m
Visual Disabilities14m
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

2 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 124 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
12 videos
The Legal Landscape and the Workplace13m
Timothy Nugent: The Game Changer29m
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

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 67 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
7 videos
The Seven Principles of Universal Design8m
Universal Design for Learning8m
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

8 hours to complete
27 videos (Total 162 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
27 videos
HTML Basics: Structuring Content4m
HTML Basics: Logical structure (Headings and Lists)3m
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
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



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