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Breakout 3A

2:00 pm - 2:50 pm Central Time

Jessica Ludders, wearing a white sweater, smiling, standing in front of books

ACCESS for All: A Roadmap for a University-Wide Course on Universal Design and Accessibility

Cory Budden, wearing a grey shirt, smiling, standing outside

Presented by:


Jessica Ludders, Learning Experience Designer & Adjunct English Faculty and Cory Budden, Instruction & Outreach Librarian, University of Maine at Augusta (UMA)

Session Description:

In an effort to bring awareness to and support the development of skills in our community, the UMA Learning Experience Design Team partnered with the UMA Libraries to develop a self-paced course where faculty, staff, and students learn how to make universally designed and accessible content. In this session, presenters will share an outline of their process of developing, assessing, and marketing the course, how the course supports the UMA community currently, and ideas for further application and development.

Speaker Bios:

As a learning experience designer, Jessica collaborates with faculty and staff to create engaging activities and compelling content for students. In this role, she also partners with various support teams to identify aspects of each learner's experience that can be enhanced for a more robust, supportive, and successful journey. Jessica began teaching in the classroom in 2000 and moved to online teaching in 2005. Her MA in English and M.Ed. in instructional technology and school leadership create a solid framework to support her experience.

Cory Budden is an Instruction & Outreach Librarian at the University of Maine at Augusta. Before working at UMA, she was a Reference & Instruction Librarian at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, PA. Cory enjoys working with non-traditional students of all ages, genders, and abilities.


Presentation Information & Materials

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