Community Discussion: Inclusion In the Digital Space
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As international educators look to moving more and more content online, what are best practices to ensure web-based and other digital content is accessible for all students (e.g. captions, alt text, images, font size, screenreaders, etc.) and is representative of the diversity of disabilities and persons engaged in these efforts.

 Export to Your Calendar 2/14/2020
When: Friday, February 14
12:30pm- 1:30pm Eastern
Contact: Diversity Abroad
501-982-0635 Ext 707


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Title: Inclusion in the Digital Space 

 

Description: 

As international educators look to moving more and more content online, what are best practices to ensure web-based and other digital content is accessible for all students (e.g. captions, alt text, images, font size, screenreaders, etc.) and is representative of the diversity of disabilities and persons engaged in these efforts. Participants and panel will begin by clarifying definitions in use for this discussion (access, digital information). We will then identify the types of digital information, access and technologies that might be encountered during the study abroad process. By the end of the discussion, participants will have a better understanding of challenges and resources to address those challenges. 


Presenters:

Cheryl Beverly, Director of Educational Technology Programs & Professor - James Madison University
Ashley Holben, Program Specialist - Mobility International USA

  

Pricing: 

Members: complimentary

Non-Members: $99

     


Diversity Abroad hosts an annual series of community discussions for professionals interested in issues of access, inclusion, and diversity in education abroad and international student and scholar services. Participants are able to join discussions from the comfort of their office or coordinate a group of colleagues to participate together.


During these 60-minute online discussions, experts in the field are invited to facilitate discussions intended to highlight key issues and areas of potential advocacy to ensure the next generation of young people are provided with equitable access and support to high-impact global education opportunities. Participants are provided with key discussion questions to consider ahead of the live conversation to set the groundwork for this interactive forum.


Community Discussions will consist of:

  • Introduction of Facilitators (5 min)

  • Guidelines for constructive participation (5 min)

  • Description of the discussion topic including relevant history/background, current trends/statistics/terminology, & an outline of key questions for community discussion (20 min)

  • Community discussion with attendees (25 min)

  • Closing remarks, resources, & suggested opportunities for advocacy (5 min)