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Wednesday, December 1 • 10:10am - 10:20am
A Collaboration Between DSPS and DE: Accessibility, Usability & Design [Lightning Round 1]

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An innovative partnership between the Online Learning Pathways department and Disability Support Programs and Services at the San Diego Community College District, the Accessibility, Design & Usability Project is a collaboration to support compliance with Section 508 of the Rehab Act through enhanced accessibility, usability, and universal design within the District's Learning Management System (Canvas). The scope involves the procurement and implementation of accessibility evaluation software, funding staff to develop, market, and support faculty professional development that will infuse Universal Design principles as it relates to accessibility and useability. In addition, these tools will be integrated into the new online faculty training.

  • Be introduced to a project that brings together DSPS and DE to infuse a universal design lens to online course design as it relates to proactive accessibility; considering accessibility to benefit all students.
  • Understand the key features of the project including planning, staffing, and funding.
  • Learn how the project was marketed to ensure buy in by key stakeholders.

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John Bansavich

Director, Instructional Technologies and Training, University of San Francisco
John Bansavich is the Director of Instructional Technology and Training at the University of San Francisco (USF) since 1997, having received his doctorate in Learning and Instruction from the School of Education. He is also Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Computer Science. An... Read More →
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Bryan Best

Sr. Instructional Technologist, University of La Verne
As the Sr. Instructional Technologist for the LaFetra College of Education, Bryan functions as the lead in the areas of classroom design, educational technology, technical training and support within the College of Education and its three centers. He also works collaboratively with... Read More →

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Brian Weston

Dean, Online & Distributed Learning, SAN DIEGO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
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Poppy Fitch

Director, DSPS, San Diego Community College District
Hello! I'm Poppy Fitch! Yes, that's my real name! My mother was a hippie and the poppy is the California state flower. :-)The collaboration between Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS) and Online Learning Pathways at the San Diego Community College District is what brings... Read More →

Wednesday December 1, 2021 10:10am - 10:20am PST
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