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The goal of this course is to promote equal opportunity and the full participation of students with disabilities in higher education by helping participants advance their awareness of the meaning of accessibility in education. Participants will gain competence and confidence in working with students by focusing on legislation, universal design, and assistive technologies. Thank you to Abbas (Bobby) Husain Quamar, Graduate Student Researcher in the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology at the University of Pittsburgh, for his contributions to the course....
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Cours en ligne à 100 %

Commencez dès maintenant et apprenez aux horaires qui vous conviennent.
Calendar

Dates limites flexibles

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Recommandé : 1-2 hours/week

Approx. 7 heures pour terminer
Comment Dots

English

Sous-titres : English

Programme du cours : ce que vous apprendrez dans ce cours

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Section
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1 heure pour terminer

Introduction

Students come to our higher education classrooms with a wide variety of knowledge, skills, talents, and abilities. As educators, we want all of our students to be successful and feel supported in an inclusive learning environment. Many of our students have disabilities that they may or may not disclose to faculty and staff. Typically, the process of providing required documentation and identifying appropriate accommodations is a collaborative effort between the student and the disability services staff. Faculty are not a part of this process and may not be aware of the rationale or implications. In this week, we will begin with an introduction to students with disabilities. Week 1 highlights the key United States legislation that relates to higher education students with disabilities and describes the process of obtaining support services. ...
Reading
14 vidéos (Total 29 min), 3 lectures, 1 quiz
Video14 vidéos
What is a Disability?6 min
Legislation7 min
Obtaining Services3 min
Dr. Cooper - What was your experience in college before the ADA was passed?3 min
Dr. Cooper - How can administrators improve the academic environment for students with disabilities? min
Jonathan - What assumptions do other students make about your abilities? min
Brandon - What would you like other students to know about living with a disability? min
Jonathan - What do you wish you’d known when you went to college? min
Dr. Seelman - How can faculty learn more about students with disabilities? min
Dr. Seelman - What can be done beyond the Disability Services Office to support students with disabilities on campus?1 min
Dr. Seelman - How does the UN convention impact the ratifying countries regarding higher education?1 min
Director Culley - What is the process a student with disabilities goes through with Disability Services? min
Director Culley - What role do instructors play in helping students with disabilities? min
Reading3 lectures
Readings10 min
Assistive Technology10 min
Glossary10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 120 min

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3 heures pour terminer

Accommodations and Assistive Technology

This week we describe the process used for deciding on reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities and the role of Disability Services in making this determination. We identify specific accommodations that students with disabilities might need in order to fully participate in life at the university....
Reading
11 vidéos (Total 29 min), 2 lectures, 2 quiz
Video11 vidéos
Testing Center Accommodations2 min
Assistive Technology2 min
Screen Reader Demonstration8 min
Jonathan - What was your experience with the level of support at your institution? min
Brandon - Have faculty been understanding of your need for accommodations?1 min
Brandon - How was beginning your undergraduate years different from going to graduate school? min
Jonathan - How does assistive technology help your in day-to-day activities? min
Bobby - What types of accommodations have faculty made for you and what do you think could be improved?2 min
Dr. Cooper - How do assistive technologies impact education?1 min
Director Culley - Who determines reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities? min
Reading2 lectures
Readings10 min
Assistive Technology Case Study10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 220 min

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1 heure pour terminer

Accessible Design

In Weeks 1 and 2, we reviewed disability definitions and legislation, plus the disability services, accommodations, and technologies that you might find on your college campus. In Week 3, we focus on the design and development of your course materials. We use the term “universal design” to emphasize the inclusive design of instruction to make it meaningful and useful for all students. We also look at best practices for documents such as using clear fonts, organizing text with headings, and describing images with alternative text. ...
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 16 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video5 vidéos
Document Design7 min
Dr. Seelman - How are web accessibility standards related to students with disabilities? min
Dr. Cooper - How can administrators improve the academic environment for students with disabilities?1 min
Director Culley - Who is responsible for making emerging technology accessible to students with disabilities? min
Reading1 lecture
Readings10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Quiz: Week 320 min

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2 heures pour terminer

Application

Please read the following case studies and respond to the corresponding questions on the discussion boards....
Reading
5 lectures, 1 quiz
Reading5 lectures
Case Study: Accommodations for Student with Concussion10 min
Case Study: Deafness10 min
Case Study: Ethics10 min
Case Study: Low Vision10 min
Post Course Survey10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Quiz: Week 420 min
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par RRSep 19th 2017

I enjoyed this class a lot and it was a good introduction to working with students with disabilities and was a good refresher.

par BCJun 21st 2016

Excellent course! I learned so much about all types of disabilities and resources that could be used to help students.

Enseignant

Mary Goldberg

Assistant Professor
Human Engineering Research Laboratories

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