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Thu 16 Mar 2023 17:30 - 18:20 at Online C - Online BOF C-3

This Birds of a Feather (BoF) session is focused on how to make online computer science courses accessible to all students, including those who are members of groups defined by gender identity; race; ethnicity; neurodiversity; levels of ability to hear, see, speak, move, pay attention, and manage physical and mental health; and other characteristics. The BoF leader will briefly share background information in the following five areas.

  • variations in ability as a normal part of the human experience
  • intersectionality
  • disability as a form of diversity and, as such, included in all diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) initiatives
  • social and medical models of disability
  • proactive, universal design (UD) approaches

After the presentation of these concepts the BoF leader will introduce five questions that will guide the engagement in the BoF.

  1. What barriers to full participation in online courses do individuals from some groups experience?
  2. What practices can reduce these barriers?
  3. What resources are available to provide suggestions for reducing challenges to students and faculty with disabilities?
  4. What can we do to promote the accessible and inclusive design of online courses?
  5. What resources are available to help online faculty and course designers create courses that are accessible and inclusive.

Join this BoF for lively conversation and sharing multiple, perhaps conflicting, perspectives, practices, and resources.

Thu 16 Mar

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17:30 - 18:20
Online BOF C-3Birds of a Feather at Online C
How can we make online courses accessible to students and faculty with disabilities?Online
Birds of a Feather
Sheryl Burgstahler University of Washington, Stacy Branham University of California, Irvine