October 30 : Supporting All of Our Students with Accessible OER
Please join us October 30, 1:00 pm Eastern for a webinar on how to best support our diverse students by selecting and creating “accessible” open textbooks and open educational resources that provide equitable learning opportunities regardless of disability. A 2011 study of enrollment at post secondary educational institutions indicated that 11% of students self-identify as having a disability and many of these students with disabilities attend our two year public colleges. Speakers include staff from BookShare, the largest online library for students with print disabilities and a community college educational technology department chair who trains faculty on creating and evaluating instructional materials for accessibility compliance.
Fred Slone, Director of Literacy at the BookShare project of Benetch. Fred will give us an overview of Bookshare, the largest online library for students with print disabilities and the different technology enhanced options for making the lives of these students easier.
Dr. Cynthia Alexander, Educational Technology Department Chair, Cerritos Community College. Cynthia will give us an overview of accessibility standards and universal design for learning and how faculty can make informed decisions when selecting and creating open educational resources to support all of their students with digital accessible materials.
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