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, 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.
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.
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.
Universal Design Fast Facts Series
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.