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21 Feb
Creating More Accessible Courses Using Universal Design for Learning
Event Type

Trainings & Workshops

Topic

Teaching

Target Audience

Faculty, Graduate Students

Tags

Teaching Center Teaching Support

University Unit
University Center for Teaching and Learning
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Creating More Accessible Courses Using Universal Design for Learning

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As more and more students are requesting disability accommodations, many instructors are struggling with how to adjust their instructional materials to meet students' needs. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework to improve teaching and create more accessible and inclusive learning experiences for all students, particularly students with disabilities. In this session, you will be introduced to the three core principles of UDL: representation, action & expression, and engagement. You will have the opportunity to explore practical strategies to implement UDL in your courses. You will also receive a list of tools that you can use to check the accessibility of your instructional materials.

By the end of this introductory-level workshop, you will be able to:

  • Identify strategies to communicate with students with disabilities about accommodations.
  • Define Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
  • Explain how incorporating UDL into learning design and instructional practices can create more accessible and equitable learning experiences.
  • Strategize how to expand your use of UDL in your teaching.
  • Identify tools you can use to check the accessibility of your course materials.

Dial-In Information

Please register to attend. You will receive an email with the Zoom meeting link. Participants must sign in with the SSO (single sign-on) option when joining the meeting using their University username and password.

Please contact workshops@teaching.pitt.edu for any questions.

Wednesday, February 21 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Virtual Event

Creating More Accessible Courses Using Universal Design for Learning

As more and more students are requesting disability accommodations, many instructors are struggling with how to adjust their instructional materials to meet students' needs. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework to improve teaching and create more accessible and inclusive learning experiences for all students, particularly students with disabilities. In this session, you will be introduced to the three core principles of UDL: representation, action & expression, and engagement. You will have the opportunity to explore practical strategies to implement UDL in your courses. You will also receive a list of tools that you can use to check the accessibility of your instructional materials.

By the end of this introductory-level workshop, you will be able to:

  • Identify strategies to communicate with students with disabilities about accommodations.
  • Define Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
  • Explain how incorporating UDL into learning design and instructional practices can create more accessible and equitable learning experiences.
  • Strategize how to expand your use of UDL in your teaching.
  • Identify tools you can use to check the accessibility of your course materials.

Dial-In Information

Please register to attend. You will receive an email with the Zoom meeting link. Participants must sign in with the SSO (single sign-on) option when joining the meeting using their University username and password.

Please contact workshops@teaching.pitt.edu for any questions.

Wednesday, February 21 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Virtual Event

Topic

Teaching

Target Audience

Faculty, Graduate Students

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