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Wednesday, July 26 • 2:35pm - 3:40pm
Gutierrez - Collaborating on Designing Inclusive Media

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As learners, we have access to many digital resources across devices, domains, and programs. But who is being left behind? Many diversity and inclusion initiatives do not address the participation of students with disabilities from the start, releasing media that is inaccessible - whether it's complex text, an uncaptioned video, or an unidentified image. This could potentially limit participation and engagement.

There are solutions to this issue; one is designing with the lens of universal design. This session will be a hands-on, collaborative workshop that invites participants to work in groups to make short video projects that are accessible from the start. The videos will focus on the theme of Empathy. Strategies will be shared that draw from the Representation principle of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Participants will be invited to share their projects on a crowdsourced document like Padlet. Creations will be made on personal devices with a chosen app like Adobe Spark, Explain Everything, or Screencastify.

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Rhianon Gutierrez

Digital Learning Specialist, Boston Public Schools
Rhianon E. Gutierrez's varied background includes instructional design, media production, and disability advocacy. As a Digital Learning Specialist in the Boston Public Schools, she builds district-wide partnerships around inclusive uses of technology and leads and supports blended... Read More →

Wednesday July 26, 2017 2:35pm - 3:40pm EDT
Berkeley Boston Park Plaza
  Main Conference Session
  • BLC Strand Nurturing Creativity, Curiosity, Empathy and Courage
  • Intended Audience General - All Audiences
  • Session Level Beginner