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Overview

In this session, you will learn how to ensure that your learning opportunities presented online meet the needs of all learners, including those with disabilities. Addressing the Needs of All Students is part two of a three-part series called Meeting the Universal Needs of Students Online. While we recommend that you participate in all three sessions to take advantage of this opportunity for deepening your learning, participation in all three is not required. See links to sessions 2 and 3 below.  

    Audience

    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Advisors and instructors in the role of supporting students with disabilities
  • Program directors seeking information to guide program design and staffing that complies with the ADA
  • Designated ADA Coordinators
Description

Online learning provides an array of challenges and opportunities, and we want to ensure that all learners, including those with disabilities, can access all online content for optimal learning. The practices, considerations and approaches you learn about will benefit all learners, including those with disabilities. This session will include:

  • Principles of universal design and their applications to online learning
  • Application of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to online learning
  • Resources for assistance and support

This is the first webinar in a series of three webinars on meeting the needs of students with disabilities in adult education, with a focus on online learning. This series is presented by the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston. While we recommend that you participate in all three webinars to take advantage of this opportunity for deepening your learning, participation in all three is not required.

You can register for the other two webinars in this series below:

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic principles supported by legal requirements for ensuring full access to online learning for students with disabilities.
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)
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PD Center
SABES Program Support PD Center - ADA Training and Resources
Topic Area
ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)