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Students First! Accessibility for STEM (Math)

The first step is to ensure that students with disabilities see STEM as accessible to them and that all students, can access all materials to learn. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses have unique issues to solve when it comes to designing accessible materials. Professor Kelly Spoon was bitten by the accessibility bug after she won a “Teach Access” Grant to create modules for her statistics course on accessibility for data visualization. While creating those materials, the lightbulb went off! All materials in all courses need to be accessible. Join Kelly and our panel in discussing topics including Canvas built in accessibility options, Desmos, PreText and other tools important to accessibility in her math courses.

Kelly Spoon is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at San Diego Mesa College where she serves as a member of their Online Success Team and involved in all things related to professional learning. She loves trying new things in her classrooms – whether it’s experimenting with ungrading options in Calculus or teaching students about accessibility in Statistics – and sharing her successes and failures with others. When she’s not saying ‘yes’ to too many things, she is probably on a soccer field or chasing after her preschooler.

Accessibility Specialist Panel: Shawn Jordison, Assistive Technology and Alternate Media Specialist

Albert Gareev, Accessible Media and Assistive Technologies (Prior Sr. Technical Lead, Accessibility (AODA / WCAG), QA / Agile Testing)

To attend this webinar, click: REGISTER HERE

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to support@cvc.edu.

Presenters: Cheryl Chapman, Helen Graves, and Shawn Valcarcel - Instructional Designers, California Virtual Campus

Description: See what treasures await you in our Accessibility Toolbox! Making your online content accessible creates a more equitable learning environment for all students. Learn about tools available to scan and fix accessibility issues while building content in Canvas. We’ll address accessibility in each of the “Big 7” areas (headings, alt text, lists, links, tables, color, and captions) and which accessibility tool most effectively handles those issues. Using break-out rooms, you will have time to ask specific questions on each of the tools demonstrated. Tools will include the Canvas Accessibility Checker, Pope Tech, WAVE and UDOIT.

These sessions will include captioning via Zoom's Live Transcript tool. If you require additional accommodations, please contact support@cvc.edu as soon as possible with details.

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If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to support@cvc.edu.

Presenter: Jessica Lopez - Vice President, Associated Student Government, Coastline College

Description: Jessica Lopez is a disability advocate and full-time student at Coastline College triple-majoring in Business, Economics, and Communication. Born without hands and feet, Jessica's lived experience as a disabled student informs her advocacy for inclusive and accessible education and workforces. She is Vice President of Coastline Associated Student Government, and advocates for students locally and statewide. Jessica does consultancy work on disability, reaching over 800 educators on accessible education, and has organized student action and met with legislators to lead the way for expanded disability inclusion. She works to interrupt the narratives we are often led to believe about people with disabilities in order to make the world more equitable.

In this session, Jessica will offer a student’s perspective on accessibility. She will discuss the importance of Universal Design for Learning and how faculty can understand the variety of individual skills and learning styles or preferences, age, gender, sexual orientation, culture, abilities, and disabilities when selecting appropriate content and strategies for the delivery of online instruction.

These sessions will include captioning via Zoom's Live Transcript tool. If you require additional accommodations, please contact support@cvc.edu as soon as possible with details.

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Topic 1: Universal Design for Learning & Canvas

Presenter: Jared Stein - Vice President, Global Education Strategy/Higher Education, Instructure

Description: Universal Design for Learning (UDL) can improve teaching and learning in higher education. UDL is a teaching approach that focuses on the needs and abilities of all learners and eliminates unnecessary hurdles in the learning process. Jared will share UDL’s innovative best practices for Canvas and global learning and explore UDL approaches that different users can take–faculty, administrators, and staff. He will also discuss the current status of Canvas accessibility and Instructure’s roadmap for the year ahead.

Topic 2: Statewide Accessibility Resource Round-Up

Presenter: Dawn Okinaka - Director, California Community Colleges Accessibility Center

Description: Join us for a “speed dating” version of discovering the amazing resources and support available from the CCC Accessibility Center for all community colleges in California! The CCC Accessibility Center proactively assesses the CCC system's web and information technology accessibility needs and offers services, guidance, and technical assistance to help colleges in realizing an accessible technology environment. Diversity and inclusion are core values embraced by the California Community Colleges. Creating online courses that are accessible positively impacts all students, especially individuals with disabilities, offering greater opportunities for engagement and participation in the pursuit of lifelong learning. Topics will include current and new tools, services, and resources.

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If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to support@cvc.edu.

We are excited to be joined by Dr. Hussam Kashou, Associate Dean of Online Learning & Educational Technology at Long Beach City College (LBCC). Dr. Kashou will present on the strategies LBCC took to successfully deploy Ally and the role it is playing in LBCC's culture of inclusion. In addition to sharing best practices from their Ally rollout, Dr. Kashou will also share data and feedback that has guided LBCC's continued work of supporting faculty and students with accessibility. We hope to see you there!

Registration link for Ally College Spotlight: Long Beach City College

 

Just like any good carpenter building a house, you need a toolbox of things to help you design and develop a course with accessibility in mind. In this session, we’ll introduce the suite of tools—PopeTech, WAVE, UDOIT and Ally—available to our CCC faculty and instructional designers, and walk you through the pros and cons of each.

Registration link for Canvas and Your Accessibility Toolbox

PDF accessibility is an important aspect of online education. The California Community Colleges Accessibility Center has updated our Zoom-facilitated Campus PDF Accessibility session and will be presenting a high-level overview in our April 8 Accessibility Office Hours.

In this session, we will demonstrate different techniques for applying accessibility to PDFs using Adobe Acrobat Pro DC. The high-level demo will include common features like reviewing the tags panel, using the reading order tool, the "Make Accessible" action wizard, and other Section 508 considerations specifically for PDFs.

Please join us live - this webinar will not be recorded. The Accessibility Office Hours offer the opportunity to ask questions and share best practices regarding web, document, and assistive technology accessibility issues. Audience participation is welcome!

How to Participate
All Accessibility Office Hours sessions are hosted via CCC ConferZoom. See connection details below:

Topic: PDF Accessibility
Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/97601597723?pwd=T1k2WjFqdU5HR1k4V1RmYUs1ZzhWUT09
Password: 049533

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):
+16699006833,97601597723# or +13462487799,97601597723#

During this session, we will provide you with ways in which you can use Ally’s Institutional Report to measure progress and improve the accessibility of Canvas course content across your colleges and districts. We will also show you how to run usage data reports that will help you to understand the adoption of Ally and consider strategies for improving accessibility practices across the institution.

To participate, visit the event registration page.

This webinar serves as the perfect opportunity for DSPS staff and counselors to become more informed about the CVC Exchange and the ways in which they can continue to support student completion. This session will focus on the CVC Exchange cross-enrollment registration processes, as well as the Exchange as an important, new resource that counselors and students can include in their education planning toolkit. Participants will receive a functional walk-through of the Exchange and have the opportunity to get all of their Exchange-related questions answered. 

Follow-Up Office Hour

With the California Community Colleges making Ally available to support the system’s commitment to inclusive learning, CVC-OEI and the Blackboard Ally Team are partnering to offer monthly programming to the colleges and districts using Ally. These monthly sessions will highlight best practices for deploying and adopting Ally and will also spotlight use cases directly from CCC institutions on how they are leveraging Ally to promote access and inclusion.

This session will focus on using Ally’s features –  Alternative Formats, Instructor Feedback, and the Institutional Report – to their fullest potential. Please join us during the session, where we will discuss the following ways you, your students, and your faculty can maximize the use of Ally:

  • Alternative Format Use Case Review (Student focus)
    • We will review the uses and benefits of the different Alternative Formats and provide use cases for how different student populations may leverage them in their learning.
  • Support Faculty Workflows (Instructor focus)
    • We will show how faculty can utilize the Course Accessibility Report to focus accessibility efforts in their courses and to track accessibility progress over time.
  • Monitoring Accessibility Progress (Administrator focus)
    • We will discuss how this data can be used to understand the current accessibility landscape and to drive accessibility progress going forward.

Meeting link: February 26, 2021 Ally Webinar Link

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