Where Are Your Accessibility Issues STEM-ing From?

Concurrent Session 6
Streamed Session Equity and Inclusion

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Brief Abstract

When you hear the word “accessibility” in conjunction with STEM, do you break into a cold sweat thinking about the arduous task of making content accessible for all learners? Well, panic no more! Bring your problems, expertise, and your own device to this conversation and we will use design thinking techniques to tackle a few of your most heady accessibility problems.

 

Presenters

Lara Tompkins is a visually impaired instructional technologist and accessibility nerd. She conducts accessibility and usability testing for the LMS, integrations, and other instructional technologies and consults with faculty on a variety of design projects involving current and emerging technologies.

Extended Abstract

When you hear the word “accessibility” in conjunction with STEM, do you break into a cold sweat thinking about the arduous task of making content accessible for all learners? Well, panic no more! Bring your problems, expertise, and your own device to this conversation and we will leverage design thinking techniques to tackle a few of your most heady accessibility problems.

Attendees will also engage with the OLC community at large on Twitter to develop a toolkit of technologies, techniques, and strategies to improve access to digital STEM materials.