Promoting the Integration of Universal Design into University Curricula (UDUC)

Audio & Video Library

Return to Previous Page

Resource List

(Select the resource title for more information about the resource).

Resource TitleTypeDescription
Accessibility and Universal Design for Online Courses – making the practice practicable, and a bit less scary, Carey Hamburg, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

(Watch Video) off-site link

videoFrom teaching about accessibility track from AHG 2019. This presentation details the University of Louisiana approach and practice for bringing their State University online courses into compliance with accessibility requirements through the framework of Universal Design principles.
UDL and Accessibility Strategies in the Classroom Using Faculty Learning Communities, Scot Atkins, Rochester Institute of Technology

(Listen to Audio) off-site link| Transcript off-site link

audioPresentation from Accessing Higher Ground 2019
A11ycasts videos – Google

(Watch Video) off-site link

video30+ videos from Google developers on building accessible experiences on all Google's platforms. 5-20 mins each. The goal of A11ycasts is to teach developers how accessibility works all the way down at the platform level, while also demonstrating real world accessibility problems and solutions to fix them.
How Blind People Use YouTube & Twitter on the iPhone

(Watch Video) off-site link

videoBlind YouTuber Tommy Edison shows how he uses Twitter on his iPhone. 3 minute video. Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, demonstrates how people who are visually impaired use the iPhone 4S. He shows us how the Accessibility setting on the phone allows him to use the Twitter and You Tube applications.
Accessibility at a Glance – Microsoft Video Series

(Watch Video) off-site link

video25+ short videos (1-2 mins each) covering topics like making accessible Universal Windows Applications, presenting inclusively, etc. Accessibility at a Glance is a series of short videos built to help you learn how to create an inclusive digital experience for people with disabilities.
Teaching about accessibility in computing courses, Sheryl Burgstahler & Terrill Thompson, University of Washington

(Watch Video) off-site link

videoLearn how accessible/inclusive/universal design and other proactive design practices can be integrated within computing and IT courses and thus increase the pool of future computing and IT professionals that know how to develop accessible technology.
WAI Curricula: Build Your Own Accessibility Courses, Shadi Abou-Zahra, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

(Watch Video) off-site link

videoLearn about open curricula that are freely available from the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), to help you build your own courses and presentations on web accessibility.
Importance of end-user testing in accessible media capstone research, Jennifer Curry Jahnke, Mohawk College

(Watch Video) off-site link

videoThis presentation will explore the importance of end-user and persona testing as part of the Mohawk College's Accessible Media Production students' capstone applied research projects on creating accessible media content. The presentation will cover both end-user testing and developing personas as part of the applied research process.
Accessibility: Teaching Skills for the Future, Tracy Christofero, et al, Marshall University

(Watch Video) off-site link

videoIndustry is actively seeking people who can create accessible products, but they cannot find trained talent due to a significant skills gap. MU ACCESS helps students obtain those skills to fill that gap. SMART Devices and a SMART Dorm excite students about innovative problem-solving, foster real-world connections and support future employability.
Teaching Accessibility: Case studies of courses that include accessibility topics in their curricula, Terrill Thompson, et al, University of Washington

(Watch Video) off-site link

videoIn this session three speakers review curricula components that they have used in classes that teach about accessibility in computer science, IT and web design courses. Specific resources that can incorporated into classes are discussed. The third speaker discusses curriculum resources developed by the World Wide Web Consortium.
Student Benefits and Teaching Resources for Including Accessibility/Inclusive Design Topics in University Courses, University of Colorado Boulder

(Watch Video) off-site link

videoThe session reviews the results of a study to measure the student benefits of taking accessibility and Inclusive Design topics in college level courses. Benefits for both career and academic work are explored. Also covered are curriculum resources and strategies for teaching about accessibility.
Three Approaches to Teaching Accessibility and Universal Design at the University of Illinois, Marc Thompson, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

(Listen to Audio) off-site link

audioThis presentation examined the different teaching approaches in 3 programs at University of Illinois: the Badging Program of the Accessible Information Technology Group; the Coursera for Illinois MOOC, “An Introduction to Accessibility & Inclusive Design,” and the 24-week professional certificate program in Information Accessibility Design & Policy
Teaching about Accessibility in Computing and IT Courses: A Capacity-building Institute, Sheryl Burgstahler, University of Washington

(Watch Video) off-site link

videoLearn how accessible/inclusive/universal design and other proactive design practices can be integrated within computing and IT courses and thus increase the pool of future computing and IT professionals that know how to develop accessible technology.
Accessibility Education: A New Certificate and Undergraduate Minor in Accessibility Studies, Naomi Petersen, Central Washington University

(Listen to Audio) off-site link

audioFind out about a new undergraduate minor and professional development certificate in Accessibility Studies: The online curriculum and the very real influence it has to increase awareness and acceptance as well as advocacy skills--not just for its students but the faculty who had to approve it in order for it to get into the catalog!
Teaching Accessibility: A National Survey and the Way Forward, Richard Ladner, University of Washington

(Watch Video) off-site link

videoA survey was done in 2017 of more than 14,000 computing and information science faculty in the US about whether or not they teach accessibility related topics and if not, why not. The results of the survey are presented along with observations about how to increase the teaching of accessibility.
Teaching Accessibility & Multi-Screen Design – A Content Strategy Master’s Course, Eric Eggert, Knowbility

(Watch Video) off-site link

videoAccessibility and Multi-Screen Design is an integral part of the Content Strategy Master's Course at FH Joanneum in Graz, Austria. This talk discusses how the topic of accessibility is positioned inside the Course and how students can be engaged in the topic of accessibility.
Teaching Accessibility: Case studies of courses that include accessibility topics in their curricula, Howard Kramer, et al, University of Colorado Boulder

(Watch Video) off-site link

videoIn this session the speakers review curricula components that they and other faculty have used in classes that teach about accessibility in computer science, IT and web design courses. Specific resources that can incorporated into classes are discussed.
Stories of Inclusive Technology: Diversity, Accessibility and Universal Design — a video curriculum for faculty and staff, Craig Spooner, et al, Colorado State University

(Listen to Audio) off-site link

audio
Teach Access Faculty Bootcamp at AHG 2017, Larry Goldberg & Mary Bellard, Verizon & Microsoft

(Watch Video) off-site link

videoThis workshop discusses trends occurring with new-hires at tech companies like Google, Microsoft, Oath, Adobe, and Facebook. Learn about examples and techniques you can use in classrooms (programming, design, testing, etc.) to best prepare your students to create inclusive experiences.
Universal Design: An Intercultural Perspective, Dr. Foad Hamidi, University of Maryland

(Watch Video) off-site link

videoThis session describes using Universal Design in a transnational project in which an open-source prototyping platform for non-verbal individuals and their caregivers is used to create DIY assistive technologies in Western Kenya.
How Does an Accessibility Curriculum Impact Student Professional Life and Practice?, Marc Thompson, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

(Watch Video) off-site link

videoThis presentation shares impact study results on graduates of the Information Accessibility Design and Policy program at University of Illinois. The study examines two cohorts that have recently completed a 3-course, 24-week program to assess the effects of the curriculum and instruction on students' professional lives during and after the program.
Seeing Disability Differently…By Design: Developing Online UDL Training for Teachers with a Disability Studies Focus, Chris Lanterman, Northern Arizona University

(Watch Video) off-site link

videoThis session reports on the technical, instructional, and attitudinal features and strategies applied in the development of two online training modules on UDL. Research findings related to the efficacy of these modules for affecting preservice teachers’ beliefs about disability and inclusion will also be discussed.
Inclusive Design 24 – Conference Videos

(Watch Video) off-site link

videoInclusive Design 24 (#id24) is a free 24-hour online event for the global community. It celebrates inclusive design and shares knowledge and ideas from analogue to digital, from design to development, from planners to practitioners, and everything and everyone in between.
UDL Jedi Training: Move Learners and Leaders with Only Your Mind

(Listen to Audio) off-site link

audioThis interactive presentation radically reflects on implementing the UDL framework to provide better learning access, expand time for study and practice, and save faculty members time and effort, by broadening our disability focus toward a mobile-device mindset. Learn use-them-tomorrow strategies—without changing what or how we teach.
Accessibility Education: A New Certificate and Undergraduate Minor in Accessibility Studies, Naomi Petersen, Central Washington University

(Listen to Audio) off-site link

audioFind out about a new undergraduate minor and professional development certificate in Accessibility Studies: The online curriculum and the very real influence it has to increase awareness and acceptance as well as advocacy skills--not just for its students but the faculty who had to approve it in order for it to get into the catalog!
There and Back Again On Our Accessibility & UDL Journey, Adrian Ricketts, Chattanooga State Community College

(Listen to Audio) off-site link| Transcript off-site link

audioThis session outlines the journey to attain digital accessibility while utilizing UDL principles in course design at Chattanooga State Community College. Our instructional design team serves as trailblazers and trainers of accessibility principles and UDL. The experiences shared will include what our team has learned in four years of combining more accessible user experiences and an updated online course design process. Attendees will also get a preview of our new ChSCC Accessibility Training course and the new accessibility policies created to promote awareness, understanding, adoption, implementation, and instill individual responsibility for the creation of accessible digital content.
Panel: Design Considerations in Delivering Accessibility Training in Online Higher Education, Tania Heap, Marc Thompson, et al, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

(Listen to Audio) off-site link| Transcript off-site link

audioThis panel presentation aims to share design strategies, experiences, and challenges in delivering accessibility and universal design training to different audiences in online higher education: from faculty members teaching a broad range of disciplines, to elearning and media professionals involved in online course development and production.
UDL, Accessibility and Quality Assurance – Collaborations at the University of Arizona for Online Classes, Take Two, Barbara Lopez, et al, University of Arizona

(Listen to Audio) off-site link| Transcript off-site link

audioMaintaining a culture of UDL takes active involvement across campus and demands vigilance in evaluating online learning content across the curriculum life cycle. Learn how the University of Arizona’s Office of Digital Learning and Disability Resource Center teamed up to provide pro-active best practices for accessible and inclusive online learning.