A Welcoming Classroom

In 1945 a disabled World War II veteran named Jack Fisher petitioned the city of Kalamazoo, Mich., to make cuts in the street curbs in order to allow him and other wheelchair users to navigate the city more easily. Fortunately for Fisher, the son of Kalamazoo’s city manager also used a wheelchair, and so Fisher’s…

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How Universal Design for Learning can help the LMS reach every learner

An exciting and well-established concept known as Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is gaining attention in higher education as a way to make digital learning programs more accessible to all learners, including those with a wide variety of learning challenges. Endorsed by EDUCAUSE’s Next Generation Digital Learning Environment (NGDLE) and the Department of Education’s Horizon Report, UDL is a framework…

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Pittsburgh Regional Faculty Symposium announced

Hosted by Duquesne University with support from the Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education (PCHE, of which the University of Pittsburgh is a member), and sponsored by Colleagues in Connection, a Regional Professional Development Collaborative, we cordially invite you to participate in the first Pittsburgh Regional Faculty Symposium on Friday, March 16, 2018 at Duquesne University….

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Seven Steps toward IT Accessibility Compliance

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that since early 2016, more than 360 complaints have been filed with the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR) about the inaccessibility of information technology provided by colleges and universities.1 In recent years, more than 40 institutions have had to respond to lawsuits regarding IT accessibility on their campuses….

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