Presentation on theme: "The ACCESS Project, Colorado State University Jesse Hausler, Assistive Technology Coordinator Craig Spooner, Project Coordinator The Universally Designed."— Presentation transcript:
The ACCESS Project, Colorado State University Jesse Hausler, Assistive Technology Coordinator Craig Spooner, Project Coordinator The Universally Designed Learning Experience
Have you heard the following from faculty? “I don’t have any students in my class with disabilities.” A.Yes B.No
How can we confront this problem? A.Hold more workshops and training sessions on AT and Accessibility. B.Implement a set of rules and regulations for faculty to follow. C.Bribes. D.Something else entirely.
Roots of UDL Universal Design (UD) - Accommodate the widest spectrum of users without the need for subsequent adaptation UDL makes teaching and course materials accessible to more students and reduces the need for individual accommodations
We know these help students with disabilities Accessible Web Pages PDFs with OCR, Tags, Bookmarks Descriptions for STEM Diagrams Word documents with Structure Consistent use of CMS
What are the benefits of PDFs with OCR and Tags Accessibility via the Tag structure Search through multiple documents for keywords Navigation through Bookmarks Reflow for users with small displays Text to Speech Copy and Paste
Who benefits from PDFs with OCR and Tags? Students with Disabilities Students without Disabilities Faculty Everyone! Universal Design?
UDL anticipates classroom diversity UDL and Teaching
Students are diverse in many ways Abilities/Disabilities Age/Life Experiences Cultures/Ethnicities Native Languages Academic Preparation Learning styles
Learning styles 1. Visual a) Visual-Linguistic (reading and writing) b) Visual-Spatial (graphs and pictures) 2. Auditory (listening) 3. Kinesthetic (touching and moving)
UDL: a framework for inclusive pedagogy 1.Information and concepts are represented in multiple ways and in a variety of formats. 2.Students are given multiple ways to express their comprehension and mastery of a topic. 3.Students engage with new ideas and information in multiple ways.
Representation Ideas and information are represented in multiple ways Lecture Hands-on activities Graphics/Audio/Video Text
Representation In our video, who benefits from the: Descriptive audio? Transcripts? Captions?
Expression Students express their comprehension in multiple ways Oral presentation Written essays Projects/Portfolios/Journals Performance Multimedia (graphics/audio/video)
Expression Colin from our video Student with Quadriplegia Undergraduate in Landscape Architecture Assignment: Create a 3D model Physical model Computerized model
Engagement Give students multiple opportunities for engagement express enthusiasm for topics challenge students with meaningful, real-world assignments give prompt and instructive feedback on assignments make yourself available to students during office hours in flexible formats
Engagement Physics professor from India has students video tape Q&A during office hours Individual questions answered for everyone in the course Video Written explanation
Challenge 1 You create a class climate in which student disability is respected. Which UDL principle does this represent? A.Representation B.Expression C.Engagement
Challenge 2 You allow students to submit assignments electronically. Which UDL principle does this represent? A.Representation B.Expression C.Engagement
Challenge 3 You provide digital equivalents of all paper handouts. Which UDL principle does this represent? A.Representation B.Expression C.Engagement
Challenge 4 Problem-Based Learning (PBL): Start with the problem; instructor guides students as they work together to discover the information required to solve the problem. Which UDL principle does this represent? A.Representation B.Expression C.Engagement D.All of the above
Benefits of UDL UDL focuses on enabling the learning environment Disabilities are part of the broader range of student diversity Emphasizes benefits to all learners Shifts focus from disability and accommodations to broader issues of teaching and learning
Institutionalizing UDL Embed UDL into all existing professional development In particular, bundle it with existing efforts to improve teaching and learning Form a committee or advisory panel made up of “movers and shakers” for innovative instruction Tie UDL to the strategic goals of your institution Address the concerns of your audience — What keeps them up at night? WIIFMs? Provide incentives, create a buzz, get UDL on the radar Build on the work of the ACCESS Project
Quick Evaluation Question (Just One) I plan to implement the UDL skills I have learned in this session. A.Strongly Agree B.Agree C.Disagree D.Strongly Disagree
UDI – based on 7 Principles of UD 1. Equitable Use 2. Flexibility in Use 3. Simple and Intuitive 4. Perceptible Information 5. Tolerance for Error 6. Low Physical Effort 7. Size and Space for Approach and Use
Scanned PDF Results AccessibilitySearch-AbilityCopy/PasteBookmarksText to Speech Scanned PDF Scanned PDF with OCR OCR and Tags