Universal Design: Self-Paced Videos and Live Workshops

The Center for Online and Hybrid Learning and Instructional Technologies (COHLIT) supports Rutgers academic units University-wide in creating and delivering hybrid and fully online courses. Among its other services, COHLIT provides training for faculty teaching online, and has expanded its training workshops to include accessibility and Universal Design issues. COHLIT‘s Office of Instructional Design offers a set of four training workshops in Universal Design and accessibility issues which any member of Rutgers can attend. Four of these sessions currently have video-capture of previous sessions available, which you can watch at your own pace.

For more information about these workshops, please contact the OID training coordinator, Emily Ravenwood, at eravenwood@docs.rutgers.edu.


Self-Paced Video

Accessibility and Universal Design – Text and Documents

This session will introduce you to the principles of accessible design and help you apply them to text documents, including PDFs. This session focuses on using headers and styles effectively, and on how to make accessible PDFs.

Watch a previously recorded webinar on Accessible Text and Documents.

Accessibility and Universal Design – Images and Video

This session will introduce you to the principles of accessible design and help you apply them to images and video. This session focuses on how to add alt text and captions to images, and how to prepare a video for captioning.

Watch a previously recorded webinar on Accessible Images and Videos.

You may also wish to explore captioning webinars offered by 3PlayM.

Accessibility and Universal Design – Course Management

This session will introduce you to the principles of accessible design as they apply to course management. We will cover what information should be included in course documents, and how to structure your course consistently.

Watch a previous recorded webinar on Accessibility and Course Management

Accessibility and Universal Design – Math and Equations

This session will introduce you to MathML, and show you how to produce accessible math equations using the Math Editors in Canvas, eCollege, Sakai, and Blackboard. In addition, we will discuss LaTeX, how it can assist accessibility, and its accessibility limitations.

Watch a previously recorded webinar on Accessible online math equations

 


Live Training Workshops

Accessibility and Universal Design – Text and Documents (online)

This session will introduce you to the principles of accessible design and help you apply them to text documents, including PDFs. This session focuses on using headers and styles effectively, and on how to make accessible PDFs.

Register for the online webinar on making Text and Documents Accessible.

Accessibility and Universal Design – Images and Video (online)

This session will introduce you to the principles of accessible design and help you apply them to images and video. This session focuses on how to add alt text and captions to images, and how to prepare a video for captioning.

Register for the online webinar on making Images and Video Accessible.

Accessibility and Universal Design – Course Management (online)

This short session will introduce you to the principles of accessible design as they apply to course management. We will cover what information should be included in course documents, and how to structure your course consistently.

Register for the online webinar on Accessible Course Management.

Accessibility and Universal Design – Math and Equations (online)

This short session will introduce you to MathML, and show you how to produce accessible math equations using the Math Editors in Canvas, eCollege, Sakai, and Blackboard. In addition, we will discuss LaTeX, how it can assist accessibility, and its accessibility limitations.

Register for the online webinar on Accessibility in Math and Equations.

Accessibility and Universal Design in Online Courses (In Person)

This session combines the content of the above four sessions. It will introduce the principles of accessible design, and help you understand and apply the University’s accessibility guidelines. We will focus on how to structure and format text accessibly, how to add alt text and captions to images and videos, and how to structure your course consistently and locate the verbiage for recommended syllabus statements. This course combines the content of the three courses below.

Register for the in-person session on Accessibility in Online Courses.

Accessibility and Universal Design – Text, Documents, Images and Video (online)

This is an hour-long online session that combines two shorter sessions to present information on how to create accessible documents, including PDFs, and how to present accessible image and video content, including how to use YouTube to caption a video.

Register for the online webinar on Accessible Text, Documents, Images, and Video.