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UDUC Mini-Conference on Teaching Accessibility and Universal Design 2019

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. Some sessions will address Universal Design for Learning and ensuring accessible IT and course design. 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 onsite mini-conference or the virtually streamed sessions. More information on registering is provided below.

Sessions included in UDUC Track

Wednesday, Nov. 20
Time Session
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Accessibility and Universal Design for Online Courses – making the practice practicable, and a bit less scary, Carey Hamburg, Senior Instructional Designer, University of Louisiana at Lafayette (onsite only)
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. UDL and Accessibility Strategies in the Classroom Using Faculty Learning Communities, Scot Atkins, Associate Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology, et al (onsite only)
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Teaching about accessibility in computing courses,Sheryl Burgstahler & Terrill Thompson, University of Washington (onsite only)
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. UDL, Accessibility and Quality Assurance – Collaborations at the University of Arizona for Online Classes, Take Two, Barbara Lopez, Digital Accessibility Consultatn, University of Arizona, et al (onsite only)
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Tips for promoting accessible IT campus-wide within the context of a universal design framework, Sheryl Burgstahler, Director, Accessible Technology Services, University of Washington (onsite only)
Thursday, Nov. 21
Time Session
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Integrating Social Justice in Computer Science Pedagogy, Rua Williams, Integrating Social Justice in CS Pedagogy, University of Florida (onsite only)
3:15 – 4:05 p.m. WAI Curricula: Build Your Own Accessibility Courses, Shadi Abou-Zahra, Accessibility Strategy and Technology Specialist, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) (onsite only)
Friday, Nov. 22 (The following 4 sessions make up the UDUC mini-conference virtual track)
Time Session
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Importance of end-user testing in accessible media capstone research, Jennifer Curry Jahnke, Professor / Coordinator, Mohawk College (available onsite or live stream)
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Accessibility: Teaching Skills for the Future, Tracy Christofero, Professor, Marshall University, et al (available onsite or live stream)
12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Teaching Accessibility: Case studies of courses that include accessibility topics in their curricula, Terrill Thompson, Technology Accessibility Specialist, University of Washington, et al (available onsite or live stream)
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Student Benefits and Teaching Resources for Including Accessibility/Inclusive Design Topics in University Courses, Howard Kramer, PI, University of Colorado Boulder (available onsite or live stream)



Westin Westminster, Colorado, 10600 Westminster Boulevard


No charge for faculty or for others involved with the teaching of accessibility in curriculum.


Register here off-site link.


  • seating is limited to 20 onsite and 90 for virtual participation

More Information

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