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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>

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Over Fifty Problem Solving Strategies Explained 

https://thedesignthinker.com.au/2017/08/25/over-fifty-problem-solving-strategies-explained-university-of-new-england-une/

Free book- “Everyone is a designer”

Designer Mohsen Jaafarnian made available his book  at

https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=XZF8QoZ5HYgJXKROtzoEaGsTiWBtSuuyqOTe

> Name:  Everyone Is Designer    

Author: Mohsen Jaafarnia     

Publisher:
>  MJ  Ghochan,  2017       

In Persian,Chinese and English
> Topic:Industrial Design
> Jaafarnia, Mohsen(2017). Everyone Is Designer. Ghochan, Iran : MJ
> Publication. ISBN:978-600-04-7870-4

Design Survey for PhD Thesis and Book

Designers and researchers, please, support the following survey below.

Thanks in advance!

My name is Gonzalo Raineri Bernain, and I’m doing a PhD in Design program at the Universidad de Palermo in Buenos Aires, researching Design, Sustainability and Autopoiesis. The purpose of this post is to invite you to please take part in a survey to obtain data from relevant players like you, in various fields of design.

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How to do Ecodesign – Free Book

 

Available as iBook and E-Book:
E-Book: https://www.umweltbundesamt.de/publikationen/how-to-do-ecodesign
I-Book
: https://itunes.apple.com/de/book/how-to-do-ecodesign/id1135764180?mt=11

„Changing Paradigms: Designing for a Sustainable Future“ edited by Peter Stebbing and Ursula Tischner for the CUMULUS Network. Available as PDF from
http://www.cumulusassociation.org/changing-paradigms-designing-for-a-sustainable-future/

JOIN THE INNONATIVES OPEN PLATFORM FOR SUSTAINABILITY (BETA)
http://www.innonatives.com

Reissue of the guide “Human Scale”

In the golden age of American industrial design, Henry Dreyfuss Associates knew that there was more to design than just looking good. Products had to be good, crafted to work with the people who use them.
With this in mind, HDA designers Niels Diffrient and Alvin R. Tilley created Humanscale, including its ingenious data selectors, providing access to over 60,000 human factors data points in one easily referenced, user-friendly “portfolio of information”.
Humanscale has long been out of print. Now we’re bringing it back.
Visit http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/iacollaborative/reissue-of-humanscale?lang=es