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From: Alyssa Vine, Associate Director of Communications, The City University of New York, Office of Academic Affairs
Hi all, the online application is now available for the upcoming faculty training session on technology accessibility. This half-day curriculum enhancement workshop is intended for CUNY faculty in computer science, programming, media studies, digital design, and other areas where principles of universal design are relevant. Facilitated by CUNY’s Web Accessibility Fellow in the Office of Academic Affairs, the session will cover basic concepts of accessibility as pertains to design and web development; guidance for incorporating related modules into course syllabi; and the value of accessible design skills for students seeking careers in the technology industry.
The full program description is below, along with the link to the application. Please share widely with CUNY colleagues in relevant departments and let me know if I can answer any questions.
Monday October 29, 2018
CUNY Office of Academic Affairs
205 East 42nd Street, 9th Floor, Room 962
With more than 274,000 students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as continuing education and professional programs, CUNY prides itself on being an engine of social mobility and a pipeline for the city’s workforce across sectors. This context provides an interesting lens for thinking about disability awareness and opportunities for scale—not only in service to the university’s thousands of students with disabilities, but also for creating an university-wide culture of inclusivity and an academic environment that seeks to train skilled professionals who embrace universal design and access in every field.
With funding from Teach Access, CUNY’s Office of Academic Affairs will offer a half-day training workshop for faculty in computer science, web development, programming, and media design programs, to inform curriculum enhancements and ensure that CUNY students in those disciplines graduate with a fundamental understanding of related industry standards, or the skills to create compliant content. The training session will aim to:
- Raise awareness around disability, assistive technologies, digital accessibility and the various tools and resources that are available to support accessible design and development work.
- Incorporate modules, exercises, and assignments into course syllabi in order to provide students with technical skills for developing digital content that incorporates principles of universal design and is compliant with WCAG.
- Highlight the existing/future job market for trained designers, and developers with working knowledge of accessibility standards.
Applications will be accepted through Monday October 15.
Contact Alyssa Vine in CUNY's Office of Academic Affairs with any questions: email@example.com
Associate Director of Communications
The City University of New York, Office of Academic Affairs
205 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017