K-12 Priorities and Challenges
It's All In the Design -- The Importance of Making Courses Legally Accessible
Raymond Rose, Online Learning and Accessibility Evangelist, Rose & Smith Associates
Ray has over two decades of experience creating, and managing online programs. He has developed a national reputation as an expert in the development of accessible and equitable online learning experiences for all learners. He has authored publications and chapters on the topic.
Over the past two years the field has seen a significant increase in enforcement of civil rights legislation in the area of access to online learning for people with disabilities. The presenter is recognized as the current expert on these issues.
It has become eminently clear that there are no differences between higher education and K-12 in the legal compliance for online learning. This session will articulate the expectations the federal enforcement agencies have with respect to access and equity in online learning in K-12 and Higher Education.
Learning Objectives
Identify the major access issues in online learning common to most findings by the U.S. Dept. of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
Describe the policies that will help the institution ensure the online courses are accessible to people with disabilities.
Describe at least 5 different design features that will help ensure online courses are accessible.
Audience: Faculty 
Audience: Administrator
Audience: Instructional Designer