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Accessible Digital Media: Summer 2021 (3 week short course)
July 19 – August 8, 2021
Captions, transcripts, and audio descriptions make multimedia more accessible. They help provide additional access for vision or hearing impairments, learning disabilities, noisy environments, non-fluent speakers, and others.
This short course will help you understand the important definitions surrounding accessible media, the existing laws and policy standards that help ensure equitable access. The course will show the importance of having accessible features for media as well as effective ways to add audio descriptions, captions, and transcripts with our existing technology services.
Ensuring that all media is accessible is one way to help improve student success and lead to a more equitable delivery for all.
Course Learning Objectives
After completing the course, participants will be able to:
- Understand the important definitions surrounding accessible media, the existing laws and policy standards that help ensure equitable access
- Know the importance of having accessible features for media as well as effective ways to add audio descriptions, captions, and transcripts with our existing technology service
- Understand that all media is accessible is one way to help improve student success and lead to a more equitable delivery for all
Faculty (Full-time and part-time), Instructional Designers and Technologists, and Faculty Developers/Trainers.
Estimated Time Commitment
Most participants are able to complete this course by committing 2-3 hours per week.
Reflect on your Professional Development
As you progress through this course, please consider how you can use the assignments as a way to highlight your work on your Professional Development Plan. Consider sharing your work with your leadership team.
Use the RSVP tool below to register. Because we need time to enroll participants into the corresponding D2L Brightspace Course site, we will close RSVPs the Thursday prior to the start of this course. There is a limit of 30 participants per course.
Reminders Coming: We use the email address you provide to send a calendar appointment to remind you of the start date of this short course.
Data Use: Campuses want to know if their faculty are using the educational development resources and opportunities made available from Minnesota State to best tailor their on-campus offerings. We will provide participation information upon campus request. You may opt out of this report by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. We plan to use your contact information to send you information about upcoming events on the NED Events Calendar for which you may be interested.
Accommodations: If you require accommodations (live captioning, etc.) to participate in this event, please send an email to the person at the bottom of this page.
This course is hosted and facilitated using shared D2L Brightspace instance of Minnesota State called, MnSite. Using the RSVP tool below allows us to send you reminders about this course and share important information following the course including how to access the corresponding D2L Brightspace course site.
Contact facilitator Brock Behling.