There is a kind of warmth that comes from being read to--a sense that the reader is making a gesture of care. Perhaps this is the attraction of listening to audiobooks on our morning commute or asking Siri or Alexa to read us the news while we make dinner, walk the dog, or complete chores. … Continue reading Please Read It to Me: Read Aloud Options for Course Materials
Image from the W3C's Digital Accessibility FoundationsFree Online Course page By Jennifer Bland According to the CDC, 1 in 4 adults in the United States lives with a disability. In South Carolina, the percentage is even higher with 1 in 3 adults reporting having a disability. However, the most recent report from the NCES found … Continue reading ICYMI: Accessibility and ADA Compliance in Online Courses
Accessibility Symbols from Respaut (2018) How Designing for Accessibility Will Improve User Experience (Part 2) By Kristen Stevenson There are several simple steps that you can take to ensure course content is accessible to all students, regardless of need or preference. While you may need to remind yourself of these steps at first, it is … Continue reading Providing Accessible Documents
The Flipped Classroom By Toni DiMella In my junior year of my undergrad, I convinced my advisor to let me register for Intermediate Italian II. I know some Italian, but not enough for an upper-level 200 course. However, that’s the one that fit my schedule (online classes were a pipe dream then), I was still … Continue reading Come Si Dice “I did study!”?