Universal Design Training
UNC Charlotte is committed to providing equality of educational opportunity and ensuring accessible education to all students.
Universal Design training demonstrates how full accessibility not only benefits students with disabilities but also adds quality to courses.
Katie Montie, ADA Project Coordinator, offers several trainings to campus faculty and staff.
UNIVERSAL DESIGN FAST FACTS SERIES (UDFFS)
This series consists of short sessions that cover various topics of Universal Design for Learning and Access.
Check out individual session links below, or view the entire Universal Design Fast Facts Series at UNC Charlotte playlist on the Campus Accessibility YouTube Channel.
Video Links to UDFFS
|Session Title/YouTube Link
|Legal Requirements and Definitions
|Recognize UNC Charlotte’s legal obligations as a state university.
Name a few of the legal requirements that protect people with disabilities and promote equal access
Differentiate between accommodation and accessibility.
Recognize Universal Design as an approach to inclusiveness.
|Accessibility Hints and Tricks
|Use the accessibility hints/tips when creating content.
|Define the basics of captions and the captioning process.
Differentiate between captions as an accommodation and as a form of accessibility.
Recognize captioned media as a component of Universal Design.
|How to prepare content for people who have low vision
|Define low vision.
Define Assistive Technology (AT) used by people who have low vision.
Prepare e-content with people who have low vision in mind.
|How to prepare content for people who are blind
Define AT used by people who are blind.
Identify how a blind perceive information using Assistive Technology.
Prepare electronic content that is accessible for people who are blind.
|Using the WAVE Tool for Website Accessibility
|Define WAVE and its main functions.
Utilize WAVE on a website and interpret results.
|Accessibility Versus Usability
|Differentiate between accessible content that is usable versus unusable.
Create usable and accessible content.
|How to Use Accessibility Checkers
|Utilize the automatic accessibility checker to check and fix accessibility issues.
|Document structure using ready-made formats
|Create a universal design structure for your content.
Present content using ready-made formats.
|Accessible Pictures (image, photos, charts, etc.)
|Differentiate between Alternative Text and Long Description.
Add appropriate alternative text to pictures, charts, and tables
|Create tables that are accessible and usable.
Create accessible table using Microsoft Office products.
Create accessible table using Google Docs.
Create accessible table using Canvas.
|Create Canvas pages that are accessible.
Upload accessible content to Canvas.
Use the accessibility checkers in Canvas.
Universal Design: Documents and Web Access
This 6-hour certificate program, held in a campus computer lab, offers a hands-on understanding of the importance of Universal Design (UD) and how to build content that is universally accessible. The workshop includes an overview of common disabilities and strategies used to mediate barriers to access. The program explains how to make materials entirely created to ensure access to the broadest range of individual needs. With the completion of this certificate, participants will have a better understanding of Universal Design, Disabilities, Accessibility, Accommodation, and Usability. Registration information can be found in the Learning & Development Portal.