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9/11 & 9/20 CTL Workshop: Accessibility

September 10, 2013 | 1 Minute Read

Did you know?

  • JHSPH currently has more students registered with the disability support office than any other graduate school at JHU?
  • During 2012-13 there were 39 students registered with a disability. Some of the accommodations provided included:
    • 25 students received extended time on exams,
    • 8 required flexible/extended deadlines;
    • 5 required note takers/scribes in the classroom;
    • 3 required a reader to record scientific articles and book chapters (needed for dissertation work) in audio format; and
    • 4 required enlarged print (minimum 14 pt font) for all course materials.
    • Some students received multiple accommodations.

Please join CTL for our first workshop of the new academic year, and please feel free to forward and invite your TA's:

This workshop will feature special guests, Abigail Hurson, JHU Disability Services Officer and Betty H Addison, JHSPH Senior Director of Student Life Services. The session will summarize current legal obligations and strategies surrounding classroom and online accessibility, and will provide specific steps faculty can take to ensure student access to course materials. Designing course strategies and materials from the start with accessibility in mind will enhance the learning experience of all students, including students with disabilities. This workshop will provide resources to help faculty develop and update class materials (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, PDF) to create an accessible and inclusive learning environment while ensuring JHU’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

As always, you can register to participate either in person or remotely via Adobe Connect:

Wednesday, September 11, 12:15-1:15 Wolfe Street

Friday, September 20, 12:15-1:15 – Hampton House