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CORRECTION: Open Pedagogy Event on Accessibility w the OpenLab – Thursday 2/22

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    Kristen Hackett


    Open Pedagogy Event (Th 2/22): Accessibility in Open Digital Pedagogy

    WHEN: Thursday, February 22, 2018, 5:30-7:30pm (Faculty Commons, N227)

    WHERE: At New York City College of Technology, Downtown Brooklyn (directions below)

    *Refreshments will be served. (Thanks to the Faculty Commons for its generous support of this event!)

    Join the OpenLab Team, City Tech faculty and staff, and CUNY colleagues at our next Open Pedagogy event, where we’ll be discussing accessibility in open digital pedagogy. This is a follow-up event to Accessibility, Disability, and Open Digital Pedagogy held in Fall 2015 and we’re excited to extend the conversation about how designing the college experience with accessibility in mind benefits our communities. We’ll learn from one another about how standards and accommodations vary across the disciplines. Our discussion will focus on universal design and how it can be incorporated into our pedagogy, mentorship, and administrative work on campus and beyond.

    We’ll consider the following questions:

    • What is universal design, and how does foregrounding it help to address accessibility without tokenizing or stigmatizing disability?
    • How does reframing accessibility as an ethical and pedagogical imperative open up new possibilities for universal design?
    • What are the disciplinary challenges and pedagogical benefits of universal design?
    • What opportunities does digital pedagogy offer for universal design and accessibility efforts?

    Suggested Readings:

    OpenLab Help Documentation on Accessibility:

    Location Information:

    *New York City College of Technology, CUNY is located at 300 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Enter the college on Jay Street (main entrance) and head up the stairs to your right (do not go down the few steps once you check in with security). When you reach the second floor, make a right again and head down the corridor. The Faculty Commons (N227) is on the right at the end.

    We hope to see you there!


    The OpenLab Community Team

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