2:00 pm - 2:50 pm Central Time
Using Accessible Syllabus Templates to Grow a Culture of Accessibility
Elizabeth J. Pyatt -
Lead Accessibility Trainer, The Pennsylvania State University
Mary Ann Tobin, Ph.D. -
Assistant Research Professor & Instructional Consultant with Penn State's Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence (SITE)
Accessible documents require knowledge of Word Styles that faculty and staff often lack or find confusing. To make it easier for non-accessibility experts to build accessible syllabi, Penn State created a repository of customizable Word syllabus templates that faculty and staff can use for syllabi and other files. These templates generated conversations about making other documents accessible for classroom, committee, and professional use. In this demonstration, participants will view examples of the templates and learn about how and why they were created.
Elizabeth J. Pyatt is Lead Accessibility Trainer, The Pennsylvania State University. She has been helping Penn State faculty and staff learn about accessibility for over 20 years as well as providing alt course materials for students with multiple disabilities. She maintains the website accessibility.psu.edu.
Mary Ann Tobin, Ph.D, is Assistant Research Professor & Instructional Consultant with Penn State's Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence (SITE), where she shares her expertise on accessible, inclusive, and equitable teaching strategies, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and other instructional matters with faculty throughout the university system.