Informações sobre o curso
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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curso 100% online

Comece imediatamente e aprenda em seu próprio cronograma.
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Aprox. 6 horas restantes

Sugerido: 1-2 hours/week
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Legendas: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Section
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1 hour to complete

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 videos (Total 29 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video14 videos
What is a Disability?6m
Legislation7m
Obtaining Services3m
Dr. Cooper - What was your experience in college before the ADA was passed?3m
Dr. Cooper - How can administrators improve the academic environment for students with disabilities?0m
Jonathan - What assumptions do other students make about your abilities?0m
Brandon - What would you like other students to know about living with a disability?0m
Jonathan - What do you wish you’d known when you went to college?0m
Dr. Seelman - How can faculty learn more about students with disabilities?0m
Dr. Seelman - What can be done beyond the Disability Services Office to support students with disabilities on campus?1m
Dr. Seelman - How does the UN convention impact the ratifying countries regarding higher education?1m
Director Culley - What is the process a student with disabilities goes through with Disability Services?0m
Director Culley - What role do instructors play in helping students with disabilities?0m
Reading3 readings
Readings10m
Assistive Technology10m
Glossary10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Week 120m

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3 hours to complete

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 videos (Total 29 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video11 videos
Testing Center Accommodations2m
Assistive Technology2m
Screen Reader Demonstration8m
Jonathan - What was your experience with the level of support at your institution?0m
Brandon - Have faculty been understanding of your need for accommodations?1m
Brandon - How was beginning your undergraduate years different from going to graduate school?0m
Jonathan - How does assistive technology help your in day-to-day activities?0m
Bobby - What types of accommodations have faculty made for you and what do you think could be improved?2m
Dr. Cooper - How do assistive technologies impact education?1m
Director Culley - Who determines reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities?0m
Reading2 readings
Readings10m
Assistive Technology Case Study10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Week 220m

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1 hour to complete

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 videos (Total 16 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Document Design7m
Dr. Seelman - How are web accessibility standards related to students with disabilities?0m
Dr. Cooper - How can administrators improve the academic environment for students with disabilities?1m
Director Culley - Who is responsible for making emerging technology accessible to students with disabilities?0m
Reading1 readings
Readings10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Quiz: Week 320m

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2 hours to complete

Application

Please read the following case studies and respond to the corresponding questions on the discussion boards....
Reading
5 readings, 1 quiz
Reading5 readings
Case Study: Accommodations for Student with Concussion10m
Case Study: Deafness10m
Case Study: Ethics10m
Case Study: Low Vision10m
Post Course Survey10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Quiz: Week 420m
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Top Reviews

By 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.

By BCJun 21st 2016

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

Instructor

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Mary Goldberg

Assistant Professor

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