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Thursday, May 9 • 12:30pm - 12:55pm
Digital Accessibility is a Right: Why are we not Teaching it?

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Barriers in digital information can prevent people with disabilities from participating as full members of society. It’s surprising that digital accessibility practices are still rarely taught as part of formal education. Digital accessibility is integral to enabling all learners in today’s information society. Teaching digital accessibility as part of college and university curriculum is important.
To fill the gap, Ryerson University has created five practical online courses and corresponding interactive, modular, and open textbooks aimed at raising awareness of digital accessibility globally.

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Naza Djafarova

Director, DES, The Chang School, Ryerson University
Research Interests:OER, game-based learning, digital accessibility, e-pedagogy.
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Leonora Zefi

Manager, The Chang School, Ryerson University
Leonora has extensive experience in design, facilitation and evaluation of online and hybrid learning. She is passionate about open education and approaches that support learner engagement. Leonora holds a Master of Educational Technology Degree from University of British Columbia.She... Read More →
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Greg Gay

IT Accessibility Specialist, The Chang School - Ryerson University
Researcher, author, educator, expert in the field of digital accessibility. Web developer with a focus on making the Web accessible to everyone. MOOC & online course developer and instructor. Formal background in disability and adaptive instruction. Ask me how people with disabilities... Read More →

Thursday May 9, 2019 12:30pm - 12:55pm WEST
Small Macau Room, 4th Floor, Museu do Oriente Av. Brasília 352, 1350-279 Lisboa, Portugal