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Apply for 2024 Accessibility Inclusion Fellowship

Program & award provided by National Federation of the Blind

The Accessibility Inclusion Fellowship is a one-year fellowship awarded by the National Federation of the Blind to three Maryland professors to assist them integrate accessibility into their...

Posted: January 3, 2024, 12:10 PM

Accessible Course Design Supports Diverse Learning Styles

Save the dates! Accessibility Workshop and Bb Ally Webinar

Creating accessible courses requires thoughtful consideration of diverse learning styles and strategies that result in fostering engaging learning experiences for all students. These strategies...

Posted: December 12, 2023, 10:04 AM

AI and Accessible Images for Inclusive Courses

National Distance Learning Week 2023

Providing accessible images is a crucial step to ensure inclusivity and equal access to learning. When images are properly described, students using screen readers are able to access an equitable...

Posted: November 8, 2023, 6:46 AM

QM offers free Accessibility & Usability Resource Site

Built by the peer community for the peer community

In response to institutional and educator priorities for making education accessible for all learners, the Quality Matters peer community created the Accessibility and Usability Resource Site...

Posted: August 3, 2023, 10:18 AM

Course Accessibility to Support All Learners

Technologies to support equitable access to course content

DoIT and Student Disability Services hosted a "Candid Conversation on Enhancing Accessibility" on March 15th. The session highlighted ways that course accessibility benefits all students and...

Posted: March 27, 2023, 9:17 AM

Accessibility Essentials: Make Online Courses Accessible

Design Your Course Content for All Learners

UMBC's National Distance Learning Week 2022 Lunchtime Series created space for candid conversations about online learning. The candid conversation on Monday, November 7th focused on course design...

Posted: November 10, 2022, 3:16 PM

Generate & embed captions for Collaborate recordings in May

Support accessibility for recorded sessions in your classes

Creating captioning for recordings from scratch can be very time consuming for instructors or accessibility staff. Beginning in May 2022, instructors can leverage the help of artificial...

Posted: May 2, 2022, 8:22 AM

UMBC to pilot Collaborate automated transcription recording

Pilot will take place during summer session through 9/15

Update @ 10/1: The pilot has concluded. In partnership with Blackboard, UMBC will pilot a recording transcription feature in the Collaborate web conferencing platform this summer. This feature...

Posted: July 12, 2021, 8:09 AM

End of Semester Sprint Offers Customized Consults to Faculty

Two Sprints. One Day. Choose your time & topic.

The end of semester is a busy time of year for everyone, especially faculty. Instructional Technology will host two 2-hour sprint sessions on Thursday, May 13, 2021 for faculty to virtually...

Posted: April 27, 2021, 11:37 AM

Free Virtual Conference: UMD Disability Summit, April 12-14

Access and Crisis: Disability and the Collapse of Everything

In the wake of the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act many are questioning how to continue to carry this energy forward. How can we foreground access in crisis? There are many...

Posted: February 25, 2021, 1:28 PM