How to Encourage Faculty to Teach about Accessibility in Their Courses
- Sheryl Burgstahler, Director, Accessible Technology Services, University of Washington
- Length of Session: quick talk
- Format: Lecture
- Expertise Level: All Levels
- Type of session: Pre-conference
Learn how accessible/inclusive/universal design and other proactive design practices can be integrated within computing and other courses and thus increase the pool of future professionals that know how to apply accessible/universal design in their career fields.
Many Accessing Higher Ground attendees struggle to encourage IT companies to make their products accessible to individuals with disabilities. On the other hand, some companies are complaining that they cannot find IT professionals that know how to design accessible products. Similarly, many other professions could benefit from employing staff who are aware of challenges individuals with disabilities face and accessible/universal design solutions.
Participants in this session will learn about how accessibility/inclusive/universal design topics can be integrated into your computing or other course or how you can encourage faculty in a wide variety of fields to include these topics in their courses, without [...]