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Published
August 28, 2018 - 3:15 pm
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Camosun Staff
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Just in time for the 2018/19 academic year, Camosun has received special funding from the Ministry of Advanced Education to “pilot innovative training and initiatives to increase the success of people with disabilities in…high labour market demand programs.”  

A portion of this funding has been allocated to support the development of a web-based, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) resource/toolkit, designed to build awareness and capacity for UDL at Camosun. Building UDL capacity at the college will lead to reductions in accommodations and the associated stress and stigma many students with a disability feel when they have to seek an academic accommodation.

Sue Doner, an instructional designer in eLearning (CETL), is leading this project; the project will officially get underway this fall and will involve collaboration with members across the Camosun community, including the Centre for Accessible Learning and other members of Learning Services, faculty, program chairs and directors, and students.

To help set the stage for “why” and “how” we believe building capacity for UDL at Camosun is so important, we recommend this recent, to-the-point piece by Chelsea Jones, a faculty member at Ryerson University: “Accessibility must be more than an add-on to online pedagogy”.

Stay tuned for more information and details about this project!

 

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