Motivating Faculty to Embrace Accessibility

FREE WEBINAR: Thursday, January 23rd at 2 pm ET

Webinar Overview:

Universal design and accessibility in higher education is critical for success in student learning. It’s a way to ensure that educational materials connect with all learners. However, motivating faculty to incorporate universal design and accessibility into their course materials can often be challenging.

In this webinar, Dr. Jennifer Pedersen will share the University of Alaska Anchorage's accessibility journey with you. You’ll hear faculty perspectives on accessibility, what worked well, and what areas were a struggle. By the end, you'll be able to identify ways to build accessibility into your university's curriculum, how to help faculty select or create accessible materials, and how to design accessible activities.

This webinar will cover:

  • Where to start with accessibility
  • Common barriers to faculty's buy-in for accessible course materials
  • How to motivate faculty to be accessible
  • First-hand faculty perspectives
    on accessibility

Registration Info:

You will receive a confirmation email with details for logging into the webinar.

This webinar will be hosted on Thursday January 23rd from 2pm-3:00pm ET. Convert your time zone.

Presented By:

Dr. Jennifer Pedersen

Jennifer Pedersen, Ph.D.

University of Alaska

Kenai Peninsula College

Dr. Jennifer Pedersen is an Educational Psychologist with more than 15 years in higher education. She has a passion for student success and specializes in helping faculty incorporate Universal Design principles into new course material.

In her current position, Dr. Pedersen assumed responsibility for campus-wide accessibility training and aims to empower faculty to create an accessible educational experience for all students.