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Accessibility and Inclusive Learning in Online Instruction – Valerie Claire Haven, UMassOnline

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  • Accessibility andInclusive Learning inOnline InstructionValerie Claire HavenAcademic Technology CoordinatorUniversity of MassachusettsValerie.haven@umb.edu
  • The changingacademic climateincludes studentsthat we haven tseen before, whobring with themnew technologiesand a demand forflexible learning.
  • The traditional model of support for studentswith disabilities and our non-traditionalstudents does not foster inclusion.
  • Even thoughUniversal Design forlearning has madesignificant stepstoward meeting theneeds of all students,it is stillfundamentallyperceived as asolution for learnerswith disabilities.
  • The Inclusion Model is adynamic new way of designingour online programs to meetthe needs of all learners.
  • Designing with the inclusion modelresults in flexible classroomenvironments and learner centeredinstruction.
  • Make All Content Accessible▸  Simple language▸  Accessible formats (.pdf, .ppt, &.doc)▸  Accessible multimedia (text, html, mp3)
  • Embed Learning Resourcesand Tools▸  Open Source and Freeware▸  Accessible e-Book Reader▸  Course Tour Guide▸  Glossary
  • Designing for SynchronousOnline Learning▸  Providing presentation materials▸  Using inclusive language▸  Ensuring platform accessibility
  • On the Horizon▸  Gaming▸  Mobile learning▸  Concurrent Flexible Classroom Sections
  • Thank You! Valerie Haven Presentation Design byPaula Dinneen, UMass Boston