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Friday, October 25 • 11:45am - 12:30pm
Designing Educational Materials for Diverse Learners

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In this presentation, we will talk about how to design digital educational materials so they are more inclusive and accessible for all students. This will include an overview of the technical considerations of digital accessibility. For example, alt tags, headings, table markup, and link text are vital for ensuring that students with print disabilities can access and navigate through the resource. But we will also talk about accessibility considerations that go beyond the technical aspects. For example, what does an accessible resource look like for a student with no personal computer? What about for a student who spends long hours on transit every day? Or a student with a learning disability who struggles with math? Ultimately, students can be very different from each other, and what may work for one student may not work for another. But by designing for those differences, we can create educational materials that are more useful, powerful, and accessible to all.

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Josie Gray (she/her)

Manager, Production and Publishing, BCcampus
Josie is the manager of production and publishing at BCcampus. She manages the B.C. Open Textbook Collection and provides training and support for B.C. faculty publishing open textbooks in Pressbooks. Josie has been learning about and teaching accessibility best practices in OER for... Read More →

Friday October 25, 2019 11:45am - 12:30pm PDT
Waap Amgam, House of Cedar: Rm 1139

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