WAI Curricula: Build, Compare, and Select courses on Web Accessibility

Handouts

Scheduled at 8:00am in Independence on Thursday, November 17.

#37012

Speaker(s)

  • Daniel Montalvo, Accessibility Education and Training Specialist, W3C
  • Sarah Lewthwaite, Senior Research Fellow, University of Southampton

Session Details

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

Summary

The WAI Curricula provides a framework to create, compare, and select courses on web Accessibility. This modular, role-based curricula contain learning outcomes, as well as ideas for teaching and assessment. The session will:

-explore the roles addressed - explore the existing curricula -provide examples on how to include the learning objectives in already existing ICT courses, such as design, developer, and authoring courses -provide examples from research studies on how accessibility can be included in teaching

Abstract

The WAI Curricula provides a framework to create, compare, and select courses on web Accessibility. This modular, role-based curricula contain learning outcomes, as well as ideas for teaching and assessment. The session will: - explore the roles addressed - explore the existing curricula - provide examples on how instructors could create their own courses based on existing curricula - provide examples on how to include the learning objectives in already existing ICT courses, such as design, developer, and authoring courses

Keypoints

  1. Quality of web accessibility training varies greatly among different course proposals.
  2. a set of rigorously vetted, uniform learning outcomes helps create robust, quality accessibility training.
  3. Ideas for teaching and assessment provide a baseline for those who are new to teaching accessibility.

Disability Areas

All Areas

Topic Areas

Accessible Course Design, Accessible Educational Materials, Faculty Development & Support, Procurement, Research, Teaching about Accessibility in Curriculum, Uncategorized, Universal Design for Learning

Speaker Bio(s)

Daniel Montalvo

Daniel Montalvo works with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) as a Web Accessibility Education and Training Specialist. He is the lead editor for the Curricula on Web Accessibility. The curricula helps you create, compare, and select courses on web accessibility. Daniel contributes to other deliverables of the Accessibility Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG).

Daniel is the Staff Contact for the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AGWG) Accessibility Conformance Testing Task Force (ACT TF). The ACT TF develops test rules to promote a unified interpretation of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

Before joining the W3C, Daniel provided accessibility awareness, training, and consultancy to European government institutions and to companies from the service, health-care, insurance, and education sectors.

Sarah Lewthwaite

Dr Sarah Lewthwaite is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Research and Inclusion at Southampton Education School, University of Southampton, UK. She leads the ‘Teaching Accessibility in the Digital Skill Set’ project, a 5-year qualitative study funded by UK Research in Innovation to investigate the pedagogy of accessibility education. This cross-case study considers how accessibility is taught and learned in practice in a range of academic and workplace contexts. Sarah also is a member of the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) and the WAI Curricula Task Force.

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