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Tuesday, November 10 • 1:00pm - 1:25pm
Accessing Open: Leveling the Playing Field for Students with Disabilities

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In any given U.S. classroom, approximately twenty percent of our students have a documented disability. Still more may not have an official diagnosis but face other barriers to accessing learning. Open Educational Resources (materials that can be freely shared, reproduced, and revised) provide educators with an opportunity to reach the greatest number of learners through its flexibility and support of inclusive design decisions. After this session, participants will be able to see the nexus between Open Education and accessibility and begin to think about how OER and Open Pedagogy can help remove barriers to learning. Participants will also be encouraged to (re) consider our definitions of ‘access’ and seek to understand how Open Education aligns with intersectional approaches to social justice.

Learning Outcomes:
-Understand the classroom experience of students with disabilities
-Reflect on the potential of OER and Open Pedagogy to promote accessibility and help remove barriers

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Hannah Davidson

Accessibility Specialist, Plymouth State University

Tuesday November 10, 2020 1:00pm - 1:25pm EST
Concurrent 2
  Social Justice, Presentation