This themed thread of sessions provides conceptual and practical hands-on information about designing courses to address the diverse learning challenges and opportunities our students present.
SESSION 1: INCLUSIVE COURSE DESIGN
This session provides an overview of the role of design in equity. Drawing upon universal design principles, the presenters explain the connection between design and equity and then target key areas that have a high impact for students and for the college in meeting accessibility requirements across various levels of governance. Information will be provided to orient professors to the services on campus that can assist them with needs to create accessible course design that is inclusive to students. Part of the session will include feedback from students about the importance of accessible materials for their academic success.
SESSION 2: INCLUSIVE DESIGN: KNOWING WHERE TO LOOK
This session introduces professors to the principles of accessibility specifically as they apply to online text and digital documents. We will walk through the available tools that professors can use to check the accessibility status of documents and Canvas pages. This session is meant as an introduction to what aspects of text are important when designing for equity and will cover how to use accessibility check tools. Presenters will showcase tools and provide hands-on activities to help orient professors to these tools, with time for questions. Information on campus resources and support will be provided.
SESSION 3: MAKING MEDIA INCLUSIVE
This session will discuss the key steps to meet requirements for accessibility when using images and videos. Learn best practices for designing media rich courses that are also designed for equity. Get tips and techniques to add alt text and captions that meet standards. Find out about captioned videos that are available at Mt. SAC for use in classes, learn how to get videos captioned at Mt. SAC or how to boost DIY captions using semi-automated captioning tools and video storage. Session includes interactive exercises with examples and a recap of campus resources.
Reasonable accommodations, including sign language interpreter, can be provided upon request three days advance notice.