Fundamentals of Disability Accommodations and Inclusive Course Design
An online course for instructors that provides foundational knowledge on reducing barriers in the learning environment through disability accommodations and inclusive course design.
This online course provides foundational knowledge on reducing barriers in the learning environment through disability accommodations and inclusive course design. It was developed by the University of Minnesota’s Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost and Office for Equity and Diversity. The course is interactive, accessible, and self-paced. It includes the following three 20-minute modules:
Module 1 - Understanding Disability and Reasonable Accommodation: Provides an introduction to disability and reasonable accommodations, covers legal and policy foundations, and reviews important components of the University’s accommodation letters.
Module 2 - Providing Reasonable Accommodations for Disability: Provides an overview of the interactive process for identifying and implementing reasonable accommodations, as well as information on how to implement reasonable accommodations.
Module 3 - Inclusive Course Design: Provides an overview of inclusive course design strategies that can reduce barriers for disabled and non-disabled students, lessen the need for individualized disability accommodations, and support the mental health of all students.
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