As Jennison indicated in the "research background and approach" thread, our research involved evaluating the perspectives of students, disability service providers, eLearning specialists, and faculty.
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Because I am faculty, I think the role of professors in ensuring accessibility of eLearning is pivotal. But… most of us know little about making exciting web sites. Or about how to make our materials accessible. So we need folks like many of you to give us a hand.
While many of us see ourselves first and foremost as teachers, we do not see ourselves as "course designers" or "instructional designers." Perhaps this is why PowerPoint is, by far, one of the most popular forms of eLearning in colleges and universites. Many of us play with PowerPoint - and manage to make either wonderfully accessible or truly inaccessible presentations! So we need help - to teach us, AT OUR LEVEL and WHEN we need help, to make teaching materials more accessible. Even simple things like alt tags on images and figures are beyond most of us. Nobody told us there is a need - or that it is possible to do this! We also need help from the college to do sophisticated things like captioning video clips and online lectures, providing described videos, and the like.
Are these things your faculty can do? If so, how did they learn? What sort of support does your school/institution provide to assist faculty make eLearning accessible? What can be done to increase awareness, affect institutional culture, and ensure universal instructional practice?