Team and Contributors
I. Module 1: Resource Overview
Who is this resource for?
Why has this resource been developed?
What is Accessible Education?
Why might I want to review this resource?
What about accessibility for staff and faculty?
Our Overall Objective: Jumping In!
Resource Content and Navigation
Documenting Your Learning
II. Module 2: Foundational Ideas
Module 2 Overview
The Importance of History to Accessible Education
Ableism and Disability History
Models of Disability
Disability Language and Identities
Case Study: Who gets access to “disability” language?
III. Module 3: Principles for Accessible Education
Module 3 Overview
Where do Accessible Education principles apply?
How can I advance Accessible Education?
Accessible Education Principles Part 1: Constructive Alignment
Accessible Education Principles Part 2: Universal Design
Accessible Education through Flexibility, Alignment, Variety, and Explicitness
IV. Module 4: Course Design
Module 4 Overview
When can I apply Accessible Education principles?
Designing a Syllabus that Attends to Accessibility
Choosing Accessible and Inclusive Course Material
V. Module 5: Student Engagement
Module 5 Overview
Barriers in the Physical Environment
Accessible Education: Mediating Physical Barriers
Barriers in the Social Environment
Accessible Education: Mediating Social Barriers
VI. Module 6: Assessments
Module 6 Overview
Mediating Assessment Constraints
Alignment in Assessment
Explicitness in Assessment
Variety in Assessment
Flexibility in Assessment
Providing Quality Feedback to Students
Gathering and Implementing Learner Feedback
VII. Module 7: Accessibility in Online and Technology-Enabled Learning
Module 7 Overview
Part 1: Designing an Accessible Online Learning Environment
Part 2: Creating and Selecting Accessible Course Content
Part 3: Fostering Welcoming and Engaging Social Interactions
References for External Citations and Resources
VIII. Module 8: Conclusion
FLEX Forward Summary
Take the Next Step: Practicing Accessible Education
Document Your Commitments and Contributions to Accessible Teaching
A Final Word
Appendix A: Experiences of Disabled Professors and TAs
Appendix B: McMaster Efforts to Address Historical Exclusions
Appendix C: Accessibility Statements
Appendix D: RISO Statements
Appendix E: Stereotypes in Textbooks
Appendix F: Classroom Facility Contacts
Appendix G: Accessible Education Reflection Questions
Appendix H: Accessible Education & Teaching Philosophies
Appendix J: FLEX Forward Project Background
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