Professional Learning

Leeward CC has a variety of professional learning opportunities for instructors to learn to apply UDL and Accessibility principles in their courses.

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The Leeward CC Beyond Accessibility Toward Inclusivity Track is designed as a week-long, in-person workshop. Participants meet for a total of 30 hours. At the completion of the workshop series, participants will be able to:

  1. Articulate why designing with accessibility in mind is important for all learners.
  2. Identify what your students are struggling with in your course
  3. Apply Universal Design for Learning (UDL) strategies by examining
    1. Learning goals
    2. Materials
    3. Methods
    4. Assessment
  4. Apply basic web accessibility principles to: Text, Images, Videos, Audios, and OERs.
  5. Explore assistive technologies

computer iconOnline Self-Paced Courses (other Institutions)

These are free, self-paced courses offer a variety of learning outcomes on inclusive design which include universal design for learning and web accessibility.

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The University of Hawaii System has made these training resources available for all fulltime faculty and staff interested in learning more about accessibility. The resources cover topics in both website and document accessibility:

  • General Accessibility
  • Website Accessibility
  • Document Accessibility
  • Instructional Design


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The Course-in-a-Nutshell is designed as an easy way to learn at your own pace, from your own desk. It is offered through this blog and will be delivered over the course of five days (one week). Each day, while the course runs, participants will receive an email with content and an activity. It should take 10 – 15 minutes each day. After the course is completed, the five blog posts will be available as an online resource for anyone to use.


How “Open Educational Practices” Support Student-Centered Course Design and Accessibility

Presented by Open Education Consortium, this webinar on Open Educational Practices (OEP) shares how  OER adoption can support accessibility of instructional materials and enable student-centered course design methodologies such as universal design for learning (UDL).

Inclusive PDFs By Design

Presented by National Center on Accessible Educational Materials, this webinar focuses on how to create accessible PDF design which is responsible, inclusive, and attractive.

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