This iterative and ongoing project in eLearning (CETL) at Camosun began in 2017. The primary goal behind this project is to identify common and preventable accessibility-related challenges that students encounter at the college and to develop practical resources that support our work in creating more accessible and inclusive learning environments “from Day 1”. The outcomes of this project are grounded in WCAG 2.1 Accessibility standards, Universal Design for Learning guidelines – and the principles of Universal Design.
- Phase 1: Let’s Talk About Accessible Print Materials
- Phase 2: Let’s Talk About Accessibility-related Challenges in PSE.
- Student Persona resources.
These resources can be used to guide ‘inclusive design in education’ discussions and workshops, and to prompt participants to consider what a student’s experiences might be like in a given classroom, online, or campus-service situation, and whether or not the design of spaces, sessions, resources, etc. might present them with barriers to inclusion. These resources are not intended to replace collaborations and consultations with real students, but they might help to inform some of those discussions going forward.
The Universal Design for Learning & the Clinical Learning Experience site is another ongoing project at Camosun, created in 2015 and managed by faculty in the School of Nursing.
“Clinical learning environments (CLE) provide students with invaluable opportunities for applied learning and real-world practice in a guided learning environment, but the flip-side to a CLE is that these very same benefits pose additional challenges to both instructors and students”