Digital Accessibility

Description

This micro-credential is awarded to individuals who have completed the Multimedia Accessibility in the Digital Classroom online class. This online class educates participants on the up and coming forms of digital instructional materials, tools to access multimedia, and how to integrate technology into a student’s workflow in the classroom.

Competency

In order to earn this micro-dredential, participants will need to demonstrate the ability to use a variety of digital instructional materials; ensure accessibility of documents and video, and identify teaching strategies/methods in the use of a variety of digital technology.

LEARNING OUTCOMES/OBJECTIVES:

Participants will:

  1. Identify the skills a student with low vision would need to access a digital talking book.
  2. Identify the skills a student who is blind would need to access a digital talking book.
  3. Identify ways a student with multiple disabilities and visual impairment can access a digital talking book.
  4. Describe strategies for magnification and contrast adjustment.
  5. Describe common functions of technology for low vision access.
  6. Discuss the importance of multiple modes of access.
  7. Identify considerations when working with a student with multiple disabilities.
  8. Identify common functions of technology for nonvisual access.
  9. Describe various methods for nonvisual access to print and literacy.
  10. Demonstrate the ability to create an accessible Word document.
  11. Describe ways to use peripheral skills to assist with access to information.
  12. Identify the benefits and limitations of digital text.
  13. Compare and contrast tools for accessing digital talking books from Bookshare: Web, PC, Mac, iPad.
  14. Identify strategies for notetaking.
  15. Describe strategies for accessing materials "on the board" — why is desktop access important?
  16. Demonstrate the ability to work "in the cloud".
  17. Discuss the benefits and challenges of a digital workflow.
  18. Demonstrate ability to add video description to an existing YouTube video.
  19. Identify how to evaluate and advocate for accessible digital environments.
  20. Locate resources that provide more information on digital accessibility.
  21. Describe a flipped classroom model; its challenges and considerations.
  22. Describe how to determine student needs and fit of technology.
  23. Share various strategies for multimodal accessibility.
  24. Identify technology needs based on classroom content in math, history and English; how does the content change how a student accesses the material?
  25. Describe strategies for teaching new technology to a student.
  26. Identify resources that support own teaching practice and maintain skills.
  27. Describe how to empower your students to be in charge of their own accessibility.

Courses Offered

This course will address current tools to access multimedia content, and ways to integrate technology into a student’s workflow in the classroom.
Professional Development Offering