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BEdA Handbook
Disability Justice & Accessibility

Description for program track

In equity work, we often forget many other identities that are ostracized by society. While it is true that leading with race gets to the heart of equity, we have a responsibility in higher education to ensure our programs are accessible to our students. We affirm our commitment to collective liberation and interdependence. No body, or mind can be left behind. Only moving together can we accomplish the revolution we require.

Outcome

Attending any session within this conference track, participants will be able:

  • To inform and promote the values of diversity and social responsibility by ensuring our BEdA programs are aware of ableism and disability through a lens of intersectionality.
  • Understand practices that center on disability justice and accessibility as a means to equal and equitable economic, social and political rights and opportunities for adult learners in BEdA.

Objectives related to this outcome

  1. Understand practices that center on disability justice and accessibility as a means to equal and equitable economic, social and political rights and opportunities for adult learners in BEdA.
  2. Introduce core accessible design principles, explain why they are essential, and show how to implement best practices.
  3. Employ disability justice framework throughout course mapping, curriculum design, and instruction for optimum student experiences.

Expect experiential learning in this 2-hour, roll-your-sleeves-up-styled workshop session, “Nothing About Us Without Us.” If Accessibility is to be a through-line practice applied across our experience of your campus, what are the specific considerations and implications at the intersection of Accessibility and Technology? Together, we will apply theory to progressive practice. Participate in engaging small/whole group presentations on understanding our place as advocates and educators.

Time Commitment:
·         Canvas: July 8, 2022 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Presenter:
·         Malii Watts Witten

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You've heard about the importance of creating accessible content for people with disabilities and assistive tech users and want to do your part. But maybe you don't know how to start or could use a little refresher. Don't worry, we got you! This training will introduce you to core accessible design principles, explain why they are vital, and show you how to implement best practices.

Time Commitment:
·         Canvas: July 15, 2022 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Presenters:
·         Monica Olson
·         Susanne Weatherly

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Educators can take an active role as advocates for their students with disability and accessibility concerns. The focus of this session is to encourage Basic Education for Adults programs to create an inclusive and accessible classroom environment beyond accommodations for a range of students with disabilities. Faculty can expect to learn how to set curriculum development norms to enable every student to have accessible content and classroom instruction beyond course modifications.

Time Commitment:
·         Canvas: July 22, 2022 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Presenter:
·         Terry Lee Watson

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