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Faculty Workshops on Teaching Accessibility

Teaching about Accessibility in Computing and IT Courses: A Capacity-building Institute

Tuesday, November 13, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

AccessComputing, in collaboration with Accessing Higher Ground and Promoting the Integration of Universal Design into University Curricula (UDUC), will host Teaching about Accessibility in Computing and IT Courses: A Capacity-building Institute to provide techniques and strategies for teaching about accessibility in Computer Science and IT curriculum. The Institute can be attended in person or virtually. Read more about the 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 Institute or the mini-conference. More information on registering for either event is provided below.

Sessions included in UDUC Track

Wednesday, Nov. 14
Time Session
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. DIY IT Accessibility: Building the Foundation for Accessible Course Content at the University of Maryland,Sue Johnston, Instructional Designer, University of Maryland (onsite only)
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. UDL Jedi Training: Move Learners and Leaders with Only Your Mind, Thomas Tobin, Conference Programming Chair, University of Wisconsin-Madison (onsite only)
11:15 – 12:15 p.m. Accessibility Education: A New Certificate and Undergraduate Minor in Accessibility Studies, Naomi Petersen, Professor, Central Washington University (onsite only)
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Building a campus-wide Universal Design framework from the ground up, Sheryl Burgstahler, Director, Accessible Technology Services, University of Washington (onsite only)
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. There and Back Again On Our Accessibility & UDL Journey, Adrian Ricketts, Specialist, Chattanooga State Community College (onsite only)
Thursday, Nov. 15
Time Session
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Design Considerations in Delivering Accessibility Training in Online Higher Education, Tania Heap, Instructional Designer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, et al (onsite only)
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Stories behind universal design, accessibility and diversity: a complete video curriculum for faculty,Craig Spooner, UD Coordinator, Colorado State University, et al (onsite only)
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. A Personalized Approach to Engaging with Course Content: Automating UDL Principles with Blackboard Ally’s Alternative Formats, John Scott, Ally Community Manager, Blackboard, et al (onsite only)
Friday, Nov. 16 (The following 3 sessions make up the UDUC mini-conference virtual track)
Time Session
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Teaching Accessibility: A National Survey and the Way Forward, Richard Ladner, Professor Emeritus, University of Washington (available onsite or live stream)
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Teaching Accessibility & Multi-Screen Design – a Content Strategy Master’s Course, Eric Eggert, Knowbility (available onsite or live stream)
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Teaching Accessibility: Case studies of courses that include accessibility topics in their curricula, Howard Kramer, PI, University of Colorado Boulder & Terrill Thompson, Technology Accessibility Specialist, University of Washington (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 for either event off-site link.


  • Teaching about Accessibility: seating is limited to 30 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.