Contents

  1. Team and Contributors

  2. I. Module 1: Resource Overview

    1. Welcome

    2. Who is this resource for?

    3. Why has this resource been developed?

    4. What is Accessible Education?

    5. Why might I want to review this resource?

    6. What about accessibility for staff and faculty?

    7. Our Overall Objective: Jumping In!

    8. Resource Content and Navigation

    9. Documenting Your Learning

    10. References

  3. II. Module 2: Foundational Ideas

    1. Module 2 Overview

    2. The Importance of History to Accessible Education

    3. Ableism and Disability History

    4. Models of Disability

    5. Disability Communities

    6. Disability Language and Identities

    7. Case Study: Who gets access to “disability” language?

    8. Conclusion

    9. References

  4. III. Module 3: Principles for Accessible Education

    1. Module 3 Overview

    2. Where do Accessible Education principles apply?

    3. How can I advance Accessible Education?

    4. Accessible Education Principles Part 1: Constructive Alignment

    5. Accessible Education Principles Part 2: Universal Design

    6. Accessible Education through Flexibility, Alignment, Variety, and Explicitness

    7. Conclusion

    8. References

  5. IV. Module 4: Course Design

    1. Module 4 Overview

    2. When can I apply Accessible Education principles?

    3. Designing a Syllabus that Attends to Accessibility

    4. Choosing Accessible and Inclusive Course Material

    5. Conclusion

    6. References

  6. V. Module 5: Student Engagement

    1. Module 5 Overview

    2. Barriers in the Physical Environment

    3. Accessible Education: Mediating Physical Barriers

    4. Barriers in the Social Environment

    5. Accessible Education: Mediating Social Barriers

    6. Conclusion

    7. References

  7. VI. Module 6: Assessments

    1. Module 6 Overview

    2. Mediating Assessment Constraints

    3. Alignment in Assessment

    4. Explicitness in Assessment

    5. Variety in Assessment

    6. Flexibility in Assessment

    7. Providing Quality Feedback to Students

    8. Gathering and Implementing Learner Feedback

    9. Conclusion

    10. References

  8. VII. Module 7: Conclusion

    1. FLEX Forward Summary

    2. Take the Next Step: Practicing Accessible Education

    3. Document Your Commitments and Contributions to Accessible Teaching

    4. A Final Word

    5. References

  9. Appendix A: Experiences of Disabled Professors and TAs

  10. Appendix B: McMaster Efforts to Address Historical Exclusions

  11. Appendix C: Accessibility Statements

  12. Appendix D: RISO Statements

  13. Appendix E: Stereotypes in Textbooks

  14. Appendix F: Classroom Facility Contacts

  15. Appendix G: Accessible Education Reflection Questions

  16. Appendix H: Accessible Education & Teaching Philosophies

  17. Appendix J: FLEX Forward Project Background

  18. Author Biographies