Accessibility And Universal Design Learning With VoiceThread

Concurrent Session 2

Brief Abstract

You know accessibility is important. You realize “Universal” does not imply one size fits all… Come see how VoiceThread helps you differentiate instruction and add flexibility to your course design options. New features for Unlimited Automated Captioning, In-Video Commenting, and more!


Lisa has been in Higher Ed Administration for over 20 years. In the classroom as both instructor and trainer, Lisa's focus is on engagement, retention and communication; all are keys to achieving academic success.
George is the Instructional Designer and Online Educator at VoiceThread. He is a former Instructional Designer on the higher education level and a former K-12 teacher. He is an advocate of global collaborations, student-centered lesson design, online learning, formative assessment and breaking down the walls of the classroom.

Extended Abstract

VoiceThread brings energy to your content, discussions and assignments. Adding voices and faces can improve social engagement and provide instructor immediacy to meet the needs your students in the online environment. But meeting accessibility requirements adds another layer of consideration as you design and deliver your course. Our session provides a range of ideas on how you can convert your text heavy course to something more fun and interactive for your students who have a range of learning needs. New features and upgrades enhance the VoiceThread experience.