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Reimagining Accessibility Online: Designing for Equity First

Duration: 1 hour

Host: Dr. Christopher Sessums, Director of Academic Affairs – D2L
Guests: Dr. Sam Chandrashekar, Accessibility Lead – D2L
Dr. John Scott, Product Manager – Blackboard Ally
Adam Spencer, President – AbleDocs


As more and more teaching and learning moves online, providing multiple ways for students to interact and gain and demonstrate knowledge is deeply important, especially for students with disabilities. What should faculty and instructors know? How can institutions better enable and empower all students and faculty equally? Join host Dr. Christopher Sessums, D2L’s Director of Academic Affairs; Blackboard Ally Product Manager Dr. John Scott; AbleDocs President Adam Spencer and D2L’s Accessibility Lead Dr. Sam Chandrashekar as they unpack the value of universal design principles, how they apply to online learning, and how they can support equity and accessibility for both faculty and students.

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