Reverse Pictionary: Do accessibility and UDL practices really make a difference?


Presented at 9:15am in Meadowbrook II on Friday, November 18, 2016.



  • Valorie Sundby, Principal Digital Accessibility Engineer, Optum
  • Lee Christopher, Ph.D., Director eLearning, Arapahoe Community College

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format:
  • Expertise Level: Not provided
  • Type of session: General Conference


This interactive session will have lots of opportunity for audience participation. Contestants will be asked to draw images, diagrams, equations and other content from a script read either by the host or recorded from a screen reader.


We will ask for judges and contestants from the attendees. If everyone wants to play, GREAT!

The Host reads (or plays recording of screen reader) a script of what a person hears with a screen reader. Contestants will draw what they hear. The panel of judges will score both the Contestant drawing and the script. Judges and contestants will be able to comment on their experience. There will be prizes!

Some samples contain common accessibility issues. Others will apply accessibility and UDL best practices.


  1. How accessibility and UDL best practices make a difference in practical applications
  2. Experience how people learn and perceive content in different ways
  3. Experience the world of "hearing" content

Disability Areas

Cognitive/Learning, Vision

Topic Areas

Accessible Course Design, Alternate Format, Assistive Technology

Speaker Bio(s)

Valorie Sundby

Valorie Sundby, she/her/hers. CPWA, ADS

Valorie Sundby graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Management Information Systems. She has specialized in Web Accessibility Compliance since 2009. Prior to finding her professional home at Optum, Valorie worked in a variety of industries including Higher Ed. Valorie's long-standing motto is that accessibility is a journey and not a destination. Staying current with ever changing technologies and best practices is key to continual improvement.

Lee Christopher, Ph.D.

Lee Christopher is the Director of eLearning at Arapahoe Community College and also an ACC instructor. Lee has a BA in Philosophy, an M.Ed, and a M.F.A in Writing and Poetics. Lee earned a Doctorate in Education from Capella University. Her dissertation title is Universal Design for Learning: Implementation and Challenges of Community Colleges. Lee is on the Colorado Community College System Task Force for Web -IT Accessibility. She has a passion for Universal Design for Learning and was guest editor for December 2014 Vol-9 No-12 of Design for ALL a publication of Design for All Institute of India.