Inclusive Education: a Collaborative Approach

Scheduled at 3:00pm in Virtual D on Wednesday, November 18.

#32479

Speaker(s)

  • Michael Canale, Assistant Director , UMBC

Session Details

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

Summary

The United Nations has set forth Sustainable Development Goals to be achieved by 2030. Goal 4.5 is to eliminate disparities in education and to ensure equal access to inclusive educational opportunities. Participants will learn what University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is doing to achieve this goal and share low-cost solutions for inclusion

Abstract

The United Nations has set forth Sustainable Development Goals to be achieved by 2030. Goal 4.5 is to eliminate disparities in education and to ensure equal access to inclusive educational opportunities. Providing reasonable accommodations is only a portion of what is required for students with a disability to have equal access and participate fully. A combination of academic accommodations, assistive technology and Universal Design for Learning principles are the strategic plan in achieving this goal. This can only be achieved by the collaboration of the University community as a whole. Implementation of this strategic plan requires coordination within such departments as student disability services, audiovisual, information technology, instructional design, library and academic departments. In this session we will explore the campus community relationships within departments, inexpensive assistive technology, existing technology and learning tools that can easily be used to enhance

Keypoints

  1. Inclusive Education is a goal to be achieved by 2030. How will we achieve this goal
  2. Accessing the white board in the class can be difficult for students, we will look at solutions.
  3. Low cost solutions could be what you already have on campus

Disability Areas

Cognitive/Learning, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Vision

Topic Areas

Accessible Educational Materials, Alternate Format, Assistive Technology, Captioning/Transcription, Uncategorized

Speaker Bio(s)

Michael Canale

Michael Canale is the Assistant Director of Office of Student Disability Services at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Mr. Canale received his BS in signed language interpreting from the University of New Mexico, and his MA in counseling psychology from the University of Minnesota. He is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Maryland Baltimore County in Literacy, Language and Culture. Mr. Canale was certified by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf in 1998. He started his career in post-secondary education in 1999 at Teachers College, Columbia University. Currently, he runs a consulting firm for individuals with disabilities which provides assessments and an objective perspective on accommodations. He has presented on sign language interpreting, theory of the mind, accommodating students on the spectrum and assistive technology solutions for students with disabilities