Price includes online course access, TxDLA pre-conference workshop (specific session for accessibility) with lunch, and TxDLA full conference* registration.
The certification includes:
Definition of disabilities
Describing the most current legal definition for online accessibility including Office of Civil Rights (OCR) and WCAG 2 level standards; compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; and current and future regulations of Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Identification of common issues and current legal developments in the Disability Rights Movement
Hands-on experience with online tools, software, and assistive technology to understand reasonable accommodations.
Application of Universal Design for Learning and inclusive environments
Participation in conference breakout discussions on Accessibility
Creation of a Capstone project demonstrating knowledge of laws, current issues in online accessibility, practical knowledge of accommodations and assistive technology
Please note that all sessions are BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Laptops will NOT be provided.
Jackie Luft, Accessibility Specialist, Texas Tech University Worldwide eLearning; Raymond Rose, President, Rose & Smith Associates; Janet Kamps, Distance Education Coordinator, Stephen F. Austin State University; Richard Leslie, Coordinator of Teaching and Learning, McLennan Community College; Carol Henrichs, Founder, Henrichs Media Group; Trish Trifilo, Distance Learning Specialist, Wayland Baptist University
Recent litigation encourages higher education to incorporate Universal Design of Learning (UDL) into online courses to ensure compliance with federal regulations pertaining to recent litigation. This collaborative session includes historical content, a review of lawsuits, OCR rulings, federal regulations with a round table discussion led by a panel of experts. The use of Universal Design will be discussed as well as practical presentations by vendors of various LMS, software, and assistive technology including hands-on assistance with making various content accessible.
TxDLA thanks the following vendors for their support and assistance with content for the certification program: