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Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Week 1: Introduction to Course, Demographics, Universal Design

Welcome to the first week of Basics of Inclusive Design! This module will review the structure and logistics of the course and then introduce the issues that affect course accessibility. The topic of course accessibility will include an interview with two students who use Assistive Technology to access digital material. The assignment will allow you to learn more about the issues that students with different backgrounds and abilities face when taking a course and for you to offer your own solutions for addressing the needs of students who may need special adaptations for accessing course material....
Reading
6 videos (Total 38 min), 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Introduction to Course Logistics2m
Three Factors of Course Accessibility1m
Demographics and Inclusive Design4m
Student Perspectives8m
Introduction to Universal Design with Sheryl Burgstahler15m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Week 2: Accessible Documents

Following a review of online accessibility issues, in this week we will explain the steps to create and remediate course documents in MS Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe PDF documents. The assignment will provide you with an opportunity to apply these skills to actual documents....
Reading
4 videos (Total 26 min), 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Creating Accessible Microsoft Word Documents6m
Creating Accessible Adobe PDF Documents from Word5m
Creating Accessible Microsoft Powerpoint Documents6m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Week 3: Complex Images, Tables, Graphs

Week 3 will focus on creating appropriate text alternatives for complex images and other more complex material, such as data tables and graphs. The assignment will provide you the opportunity to add alternate text to images....
Reading
3 videos (Total 17 min), 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Alternate Text for Images & Tables6m
Describing Complex Images8m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Week 4: Captioning

This week, we will introduce the topic of captioning, discuss its accessibility and Universal Design benefits and then provide step-by-step instruction for captioning videos using a variety of tools. The assignment will provide the opportunity to caption a video....
Reading
6 videos (Total 25 min), 1 quiz
Video6 videos
UD Benefits of Captioning3m
DIY Captioning with Amara - part 16m
DIY Captioning with Amara - part 23m
Captioning with YouTube - part 16m
Captioning with YouTube - part 22m

Instructors

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Emily Moore

Director of Research and Accessibility, PhET Interactive Simulations
Department of Physics
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Howard Kramer

Accessibility Specialist
OIT
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Clayton Lewis

Professor
Department of Computer Science

About University of Colorado Boulder

CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies....

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