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Creating Accessible Course Content

Professors and educators creating accessible course content.

Credit to following URL:​
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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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Design in India

Great site with amazing design resources:

DESIGN IN INDIA

Also visit:

D’source – Open Digital Resources for Design in India (Fantastic!!)
 
Trinetra – Source for ​Indian ​Symbols and Patterns < Graphic Designers!
http://www.dsource.in/tools/trinetra/


InDeAs – India Design Association
http://www.in-de-as.org

Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay (Fantastic design events in all fields)
http://www.idc.iitb.ac.in

Big brands – big design mistakes at Museum of Failure

A new museum dedicated to cataloguing design and innovation failures opens in Sweden this week, with exhibits ranging from a Donald Trump board game to a range of microwave meals from toothpaste brand Colgate.

Visit the museum at: DESIGNWEEK

Obsolete

With the rise of technology and the real-time pressures of an online, global economy,

humans will have to be very clever – and very careful – not to be left behind by the future.From the perspective of those in charge, human labor is losing its value, and people are becoming a liability.

This documentary reveals the real motivation behind the secretive effort to reduce the population and bring resource use into strict, centralized control.

Could it be that the biggest threat we face isn’t just automation and robots destroying jobs, but the larger sense that humans could become obsolete altogether?

Watch Obsolete at https://youtu.be/jPmUGq25KBk

More Future at:

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/ciencia/ciencia_transhumanism.htm#Multimedia