It Takes a Village: Utilizing People, Systems, and Technology to Scale Online Course Accessibility

Bios & Handouts

Scheduled at 10:30am in Meadowbrook II on Friday November, 17.

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Speaker(s)

  • Nancy Swenson, Associate Instructional Designer, University of Central Florida

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format: Lecture
  • Expertise Level: All Levels
  • Type of session: General Conference

Summary

The presentation will discuss UCF's efforts to make online courses accessible. The presenter will share information about their Online Accessibility Support Model, as well as the technologies and relationships in place to assist with accommodation requests and accessibility of online course materials.

Abstract

The presentation will discuss UCF's efforts to make online courses accessible. The presenter will share information about their Online Accessibility Support Model, UDOIT, the Quiz Extension Tool as well as other technologies and relationships that are in place to assist with accommodation requests and accessibility of online course materials.

Keypoints

  1. Importance of building relationships across campus to work toward a common goal of accessibility.
  2. The relevance of tweaking existing tools to help meet the needs of our students.
  3. It takes a village and communication across units is key to success.

Disability Areas

accessible design

Topic Areas

Faculty Instruction/Accessible Course Design, Including Accessibility in Curriculum, Information Resources, Information Technology, Uncategorized

Speaker Bio(s)

Nancy Swenson

Nancy Swenson is an Associate Instructional Designer at the University of Central Florida's (UCF) Center for Distributed Learning. She assists faculty with the design, development, and delivery of online and hybrid courses. Nancy has a Master of Arts degree in Educational Technology and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Education. Prior to becoming an Instructional Designer, she taught Business Education classes for 13 years in the Florida public school system. She has also worked as an adjunct instructor at UCF, Valencia Community College, and Florida Virtual School. Her online teaching and learning research interests include adult learning theory universal design for learning, and accessibility of online education. She has presented at local, state, national, and international conferences as well as being published in a peer reviewed journal.

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