Universal Design Training

UNC Charlotte is committed to providing equality of educational opportunity and ensuring accessible education to all students.   

Universal Design training demonstrates how full accessibility not only benefits students with disabilities but also adds quality to courses.

Khaleel Eksheir photoKatie Montie photo

 Khaleel Eksheir, Assistive Technology Specialist, and Katie Montie, ADA Project Coordinator, offer several trainings to campus faculty and staff. 

Options include a 6 hour certificate program through Human Resources, a webinar, and a one hour session that reviews a different part of Universal Design each month.

Semester

Date

Time

Duration

Delivery Mod

Title

Location

Spring 2021

Jan. 22, 2021

03:00 PM – 04:00 PM

1 hour

Online

UDFFS #6: Read&Write software: more than just an Assistive Technology

Online

Feb. 22, 2021

01:00 PM – 02:00 PM

1 hour

Online

UDFFS #7: Accessibility Versus Usability

Online

Mar. 31, 2021

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

6 hours

Face-to-Face

Universal Design: Documents and Web Access

TBD

Mar. 10, 2021

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

1 hour

Online

UDFFS #8: How to Use Accessibility Checkers

Online

Apr. 12, 2021

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

1 hour

Online

UDFFS #9: Document structure using ready-made formats

Online

Summer 2021

May 27, 2021

09:00 AM – 10:00 AM

1 hour

Online

UDFFS #10: Accessible Pictures (image, photos, charts, etc.)

Online

June 09, 2021

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

1 hour

Online

UDFFS #11: Accessible Tables

Online

July 01, 2021

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

6 hours

Face-to-Face

Universal Design: Documents and Web Access

TBD

July 08, 2021

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

1 hour

Online

UDFFS #12: Canvas Accessibility

Online

Fall 2021

Oct. 12, 2021

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

6 hours

Face-to-Face

Universal Design: Documents and Web Access

TBD

Universal Design: Documents and Web Access

This two day certificate program will offer an understanding of the importance of Universal Design (UD) and how to build content that is universally accessible. The workshop will include an overview of common disabilities and strategies used to mediate barriers to access. The program explains how to make materials entirely created to ensure access to the broadest range of individual needs. With the completion of this certificate, participants will have a better understanding of Universal Design, Disabilities, Accessibility, Accommodation, and Usability.

UNIVERSAL DESIGN FAST FACTS SERIES (UDFFS)

This series consists of small topics of Universal Design instructions, and each is presented in 10 to 15 minutes followed by a Q&A session. Participants can bring their electronic content to discuss their accessibility questions and concerns. Electronic content can be a web page, PDF file, Word file, Canvas Course, … etc.

Instructional Material, Universally Designed (60-min. Webinar)

This training focuses on Universal Design, and how full accessibility not only benefits students with disabilities, but also adds quality to your course. We will explore different types of disabilities and how students with disabilities access course information in different ways. We will then introduce the basics of how to make instructional materials accessible for all your students.

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Office of Disability Services and the Center for Teaching and Learning.