OER Production Series: Beyond Accessibility in OER

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This event is a part of the OER Production Series.

This webinar is part two of our exploration of accessibility and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in open educational resources (OER). In this session, we build on what we know about technical accessibility to explore how we can go beyond minimum accessibility requirements. We dig into concepts like the social model of disability and how UDL can be applied in the design of OER. We explore multimodality as well as the benefits, challenges, and considerations of digital vs. print formats. And we dive more into math accessibility and how to write effective image descriptions. This session will include lots of concrete examples and opportunities to apply learning.

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Josie Gray (she/her) is the manager of production and publishing at BCcampus. She manages the B.C. Open Textbook Collection and provides training and support for B.C. faculty publishing open textbooks in Pressbooks. Josie has been learning about and teaching accessibility best practices in OER for five years and recently completed her Masters of Design in Inclusive Design at OCAD University.

Harper Friedman (he/him) is the open textbook production assistant at BCcampus. A recent graduate of the University of Victoria, he is using his skills to help create openly licensed educational resources, primarily in Pressbooks. As part of his work, Harper has been learning accessibility best practices in OER and making educational resources more accessible for a greater variety of students.

Recording and Resources:

Beyond Technical Accessibility in OER (Production) (PDF)