[Athen] Explore the fundamentals of accessibility and inclusive design from the University of Illinois

Thompson, Marc thompso1 at illinois.edu
Thu Jul 11 10:53:40 PDT 2019

Dear Wink,

I don’t know about deep linking to the first module, but the course content is free to audit, and it would be great if you would like to place a link to the course in your own course resources and/or assignments!

All the best,

Marc Thompson, Ph.D.
Assistant Director for Teaching & Learning Experiences
Program Director, Information Accessibility Design & Policy
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On Jul 10, 2019, at 1:58 PM, Wink Harner <foreigntype at gmail.com<mailto:foreigntype at gmail.com>> wrote:

Hi Jon,

So glad the link to your fundamentals course showed up in today's email! I'm teaching one of the core courses at CUNY for their MA in Disability Studies program, to wit, Assistive technology in higher education. I'm always on the lookout for good foundational material to refer students to. I teach this course both fall & spring at CUNY and it is a required core course for the degree.

Specifically, I would like to ask your permission to link your Module 1 Understanding Disability & Assistive Technology to my DSSV606 AT in Higher Ed class. I would like to make a link to your Module 1 a required off-site (off OUR site!) assignment.

I provide hundreds of links to colleges all over the US with resources related accessibility, AT, high tech, low tech, smart phone and iDevice apps, hardware, software, budget development, alternative text production, captioning, video & audio description (all are best practices resources) throughout the semester. A link to your first module would be one of these, if you're willing!

Let me know if this is possible, feasible, acceptable.

You all have done a really comprehensive job with this.

Let me know if a link is possible!

Thanks in advance
Wink Harner
Accessibility Consultant/Alternative Text Production
The Foreign Type

Portland OR
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On Wed, Jul 10, 2019 at 10:56 AM Gunderson, Jon R <jongund at illinois.edu<mailto:jongund at illinois.edu>> wrote:

This is a good course for administrators, designers, developers and educators who are new to accessibility to help them understand the issues related to disability access to technology.

“An Introduction to Accessibility & Inclusive Design” introduces some of the fundamental principles of accessibility and prepares learners for further study in accessibility and inclusive design. Learners will have an opportunity to explore the major types of disabilities and related assistive technology and adaptive strategies, the most salient contours of the legal landscape, and major principles that guide universal design and accessible content creation. Spotlight guest videos will highlight firsthand perspectives on disability, as well as topics like disability etiquette, universal design and universal design for learning, accommodation in higher education, campus accessibility policy, and accessibility in a corporate setting.

Course Catalog Link: https://www.coursera.org/learn/accessibility

NOTE: The course can be audited at no cost and there is also a paid option for exams to be graded and to earn a certificate.

Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., CPWA
Coordinator of Accessible IT Group
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
1207 S. Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820

www: https://go.illinois.edu/jongund

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