Tag Archives: disabilities

Creating Accessible Course Content

Professors and educators creating accessible course content.

Credit to following URL:​
​​
http://www.colorado.edu/accessibility/2017/08/22/accessible-course-content-checklist

Accessible Course Content Checklist

As you prepare for the new semester, keep accessibility in mind! Creating
course materials that are accessible in a variety of formats is helpful to
all students in your classes, including those with disabilities.

Use this checklist as a reference while preparing your courses, and feel free to
reach out to help@colorado.edu.

*Need-to-Do’s:*

– Use the accessible syllabus template
<//www.colorado.edu/accessibility/resources/universally-designed-syllabus-materials>
to ensure that all students, including those who use assistive technology,
will be able to access the information in your syllabus.
– If you have a D2L course, make sure your HTML course content contains
appropriate headings. To learn more, see our accessible content
structure page
<https://oit.colorado.edu/services/teaching-learning-tools/desire2learn-d2l/help/instructor-support/content/accessiblecontent>

If you receive an accommodation request from a student in your course
for a captioning accommodation, notify the captioning service using the
online captioning request form
<https://oit.colorado.edu/services/consulting-professional-services/captioning/request-captioning/webform/request-captioning>
.

*Go Above and Beyond For Your Students:*

– Consult the Universal Design Checklist for Educators
<https://docs.google.com/document/d/1t_g2cf73XpgRjujlF9zqiVom-uAUXH25RO9P_-3GA7I/edit?usp=sharing>
for guidance on designing and authoring accessible digital content such as
PowerPoints, PDFs, and Word Documents.
– Review the best practices for supporting Universal Design teaching
practices
<https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sJvkZF_iP_oagScn7_trR3h6jts6CIIZrXSmLoEZdIk/edit>
.
– Review the accessibility of your D2L course content using the
Accessibility
Checker
<https://oit.colorado.edu/services/teaching-learning-tools/desire2learn-d2l/help/instructor-support/content/accessibilitychecker>
.
– Review the guidelines for creating accessible course content in D2L
<https://oit.colorado.edu/services/teaching-learning-tools/desire2learn-d2l/help/instructor-support/content/accessibility>
.
– Consider captioning any video content you use in your courses. Email
captioning@colorado.edu for a consultation or to schedule captioning
training, or review our YouTube captioning tutorials
<https://oit.colorado.edu/services/consulting-professional-services/captioning/resources-captioning>
to caption on your own.

For additional resources related to accessibility
<//www.colorado.edu/accessibility/resources> and universal design for
teaching and learning, please go to the Accessible Technology page
<//www.colorado.edu/accessibility/home>. There, you can also learn more
about CU Boulder’s Accessibility Policy
<//www.colorado.edu/accessibility/policy-and-standards>

Advertisements

Inclusive children´s book for Hispanic Markets – Support us!

Colecao_adelia-e1493230694895

Adelia Cook, one of three books of the Adelia Collection – Help little Adelia reach all the kids around the world!

I am launching a project in  Catarse ( brazilian crowdfunding site) about an inclusive children’s book developed with an innovative Braille print created by author and graphic designer Wanda Gomes from Brazil. This Braille print developed by her is unique in the world and brings a whole new experience for children with visual impairment or not; it allows textures, reliefs and even scents to be printed!
 The collection is called Adélia and is already in Portuguese with 9 thousand copies distributed.
The funding is to print 500 copies in Spanish for dissemination in Book Fairs in México, Argentina  and Colombia with the Spanish publishers who have already requested the collection and also the american hispanic market.
 A very important project for the education and inclusion of children with visual impairment.
The project also seeks investors to cover or exceed the total value for a larger print run and distribution.
(Google Translator at the bottom of the site)
Spanish article at:
ADELIA

Blind girl feeling the textures of the book with her face.

Thanks in advance for your support, sharing and network! Help little Adelia to reach all the kids of the world!

3D printing prosthesis and the brazilian market

3D Printing

Great article about brazilian developments in the field of #3D Prosthetics hands in Brazil. Like other Bric countries, high technology prosthesis are not affordable by a large number of population and are not designed to their “reality”. Therefore, there is a great need of low cost prosthetics and a huge market demanding this sort of solutions.

Read the article at “Women in 3D Printing” – Specialist Maria Elizete Kunkel”

“Thank you for reading and for sharing! You can contact Maria by email at mao3d.unifesp@gmail.com and follow Mao3D’s actions on their Facebook page.

We invite you to join Women in 3D Printing on LinkedIn and Facebook for further discussion.”