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Faculty Workshops on Teaching Accessibility


Teach Access Faculty Bootcamp

In collaboration with Teach Access and Promoting the Integration of Universal Design into University Curricula (UDUC), Accessing Higher Ground will host a Teach Access Faculty Bootcamp to provide techniques and strategies for teaching accessibility in technology and design curriculum. The Bootcamp can be attended in person or virtually. Read more about the Bootcamp workshop, including the agenda.

UDUC Mini-Conference on Teaching Accessibility and UD

In addition, UDUC will host a mini-conference during the AHG main conference, focusing on topics related to the teaching of accessibility and Universal Design in university curriculum. The UDUC mini-conference can be attended in person or a subset of the sessions can be attended virtually. There is no charge for faculty to attend either the Bootcamp or the mini-conference. More information on registering for either event is provided below.

Sessions included in UDUC Track

Wednesday, Nov. 15
Time Session
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Panel: Universal Design: from Teaching to Practice,Hadi Rangin, IT Accessibility Specialist, University of Washington (onsite only)
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Integrating UD into a certificate program in online teaching, Sheryl Burgstahler, Director, Accessible Technology Services, University of Washington (onsite only)
11:15 – 12:15 p.m. Panel: Strategies and Resources for Teaching About Inclusive Design and Accessibility in Technology and Design Courses, Larry Goldberg, Senior Director of Accessible Media, Oath (onsite only)
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Teaching faculty about universal design and accessibility through OSM (pronounced “awesome”) course, Kate Miller, Access and Usability Manager, CU Denver (onsite only)
Thursday, Nov. 16
Time Session
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Integrating Universal Design and Accessibility into a Distance Education Graduate Certificate Program,Deb Castiglione, Universal Design & Instructional Technology Spec, University of Kentucky (onsite only)
Friday, Nov. 17
Time Session
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Universal Design: An Intercultural Perspective, Dr. Foad Hamidi, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (available onsite or live stream)
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. How Does an Accessibility Curriculum Impact Student Professional Life and Practice?, Marc Thompson, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (available onsite or live stream)
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Seeing Disability Differently…By Design: Developing Online UDL Training for Teachers with a Disability Studies Focus, Chris Lanterman, Northern Arizona University, et al (available onsite or live stream)


Faculty Bootcamp


Come learn about and discuss trends we are noticing with new-hires at tech companies like Google, Microsoft, Oath, Adobe, and Facebook. Learn about examples and techniques you can use in your own classrooms (programming, design, testing, etc.) to best prepare your students to create inclusive experiences that not only increase their employability after graduation, but also motivate them to create innovative breakthroughs in making technology work better for everyone.

Agenda & Logistics

Tuesday, November 14, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm MST

  • 9:00 am: Welcome
  • 9:15 am: Disability in the Tech Industry
  • 9:45 am: Assistive Technology
  • 10:45 am: Accessibility by Design
  • 11:15 am: Testing
  • 11:30 am: Wrap-up / Q&A
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch

Location: Westin Westminster, Colorado, 10600 Westminster Boulevard
Room: Cotton Creek I

Cost: No charge.

  • Mary Bellard, Senior Accessibility Architect at Microsoft and
    co-leader of the Materials Task Force for Teach Access
  • Larry Goldberg, Senior Director, Accessible Media, Oath


Register here for either the Bootcamp or UDUC mini-conference off-site link.


  • Faculty Bootcamp: seating is limited to 25 onsite and 100 for virtual participation
  • UDUC Mini-Conference: same as above

More Information

Question about the program or registration? Contact Howard Kramer via email or at 303-492-8672.