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Faculty: ADA Semester Wrap Up & Next Semester Preparations

Celebrate The End of the Semester & Prepare for the Next with your Accessibility Staff!

Wrap up the semester by getting answers to your accessibility questions and prepare for next semester!

Date: Next Monday, 5/6/24 

Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm 

Location: Wulsin Open Commons, Wulsin building, second floor 

OR on Zoom https://naropa.zoom.us/my/casandra.owens

 *please RSVP if coming in person, so we can get a headcount for refreshments*

Event Description 

We wanted to thank you for a semester of thoughtful work, and help prepare you for success for next semesters accommodations. To keep you from unknowingly increasing your workload or inadvertently making your course inaccessible, the accessibility office invites you to attend this informational with an open Q&A session at the end. This will be a great opportunity to ask any questions you may have had from last semester and prepare yourself for implementing accommodations in the coming semester.

The information covered can help minimize commonly overlooked pain points for you and your students by teaching you how to set up your course accessibly. 

This informational supports your role in providing accommodations by covering: our new Accommodate process, updates to our SharePoint, how to make course content accessible, accommodation stipulations for intensives/retreats, maintaining academic rigor in alternative assessments of knowledge, and concerns with applying non-approved accommodations (agenda outline included below).  

Let us support and prepare you so that you can better support your students!  

Agenda:   

  • Accommodate Process
  • Link Hub on SharePoint
  • Making course content accessible (How to enable Closed Captioning in Canvas Studio Video)  
  • Making documents accessible by converting them to eText: Sensus Access LTI direct upload link demo.   
  • How to use Youtube to apply closed captions to a video   
  • Accommodation stipulations concerning Remote Attendance for Intensives
  • Maintaining academic rigor in alternative assessments of knowledge   
  • Potential issues with accommodation that have not been approved by the accessibility office
  • ~Open Ended Q and A~

 

Warm regards from the Office of Accessibility Resources, 

Moises Hinojosa, B.A., M.S. 

Accessibility Resource Coordinator, Student Success Division  

303-245-4749 

2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302 

Wulsin Building Second floor, Corner office facing the open green space with 2 giant Sycamore trees 

Casandra Owens, B.A., M.A. (she/her) 

Accessibility Specialist – Division of Student Success        

2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302 

Wulsin Building, Second Floor, Office 5213 

~click here for FAQ’s regarding accessibility services~

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