Designing & Evaluating Accessible Learning Experiences

Deliver programmes that are accessible for all.
with Lisa Taylor-Sayles & Dr Eric Jensen

Dana Research Centre and Library, 165 Queen's Gate, Kensington, London SW7 5HD

About This Workshop

Ensuring accessibility is a vital part of delivering inclusive programmes. To deliver programmes that are accessible for all, you will need to consider:

  • How content is presented for your audiences
  • How your audiences can express themselves in the context of your programme.
  • How to engage your audiences’ interests, present them with new ideas in effective ways and support their motivation to learn.

You can limit the barriers people face in learning experiences by following well-established principles based on research about disability and access. This workshop provides a hands-on, practical introduction to developing and evaluating universally accessible learning experiences. The workshop covers the following topics:

  • Understanding and applying principles of universal design for learning
  • Making digital learning experiences accessible
  • Hands-on work on planning for learning accessibility
  • Understanding options for evaluating accessibility for disabled and non-disabled audiences

This workshop will help you prepare your programmes for the diverse learning needs of different audiences, and evaluate whether your programmes are experienced as accessible by participants.

Lisa Taylor-Sayles Professor

Lisa Sayles is Professor of Communication at College of the Redwoods in California (USA), where she teaches intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, small group communication, and Public Speaking.

As the Distance Education Coordinator for the College, she evaluates distance education curriculum, and trains and certifies instructors to design digital environments and teach in distance education modalities. She also delivers professional training on accessible online learning practices and effective communication in both formal and informal learning environments. Sayles holds a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art from The Art Institute of Boston and a Master of Science in communication studies from Portland State University.

Small group communication
Intercultural communication
Digital learning design
Visual Art
Communication Studies

Dr Eric Jensen Associate Professor

Dr. Eric Jensen (Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology, University of Warwick) is an internationally-recognised social scientist specializing in innovative methods of conducting impact evaluation research in informal learning and public engagement contexts.

Jensen is author of Doing Real Research: A Practical Guide to Social Research (SAGE). He has extensive experience in evaluation of impact and quality of experience. He has advised leading cultural institutions and universities including the University of Cambridge, National Gallery, London Zoo, Natural History Museum, Imperial War Museum, Cheltenham Literature Festival, the British Museum, University of Cambridge Museums, Oxford University Museums, Exploratorium, San Diego Zoo and Bronx Zoo. Dr. Jensen holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Cambridge (UK). He teaches social research methods at the University of Warwick. warwick-logo

Research Methods
Impact Evaluation
Survey Design
Qualitative Methods
Quantitative Methods

Participation notes

Registration will hold your place for this workshop. Your place will be secured once payment is confirmed with you/your financial department

Lisa Taylor-Sayles
Lisa Taylor-Sayles

Lisa Sayles is Professor of Communication at College of the Redwoods in California (USA), where she teaches intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, small group communication, and Public Speaking.

Dr Eric Jensen
Dr Eric Jensen

Dr. Eric Jensen (Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology, University of Warwick) is an internationally-recognised social scientist specializing in innovative methods of conducting impact evaluation research in informal learning and public engagement contexts.

Location

Dana Research Centre, 165 Queen's Gate. London, SW7 5HD. United Kingdom


2018-05-29 13:00:00 2018-05-29 16:50:00 Europe/London Designing & Evaluating Accessible Learning Experiences Ensuring accessibility is a vital part of delivering inclusive programmes. To deliver programmes that are accessible for all, you will need to consider: How content is presented for your audiences How your audiences can express themselves in the context of your programme. How to engage your audiences’ interests, present them with new ideas in effective ways and support their motivation to learn. You can limit the barriers people face in learning experiences by following well-established principles based on research about disability and access. This workshop provides a hands-on, practical introduction to developing and evaluating universally accessible learning experiences. The workshop covers the following topics: Understanding and applying principles of universal design for learning Making digital learning experiences accessible Hands-on work on planning for learning accessibility Understanding options for evaluating accessibility for disabled and non-disabled audiences This workshop will help you prepare your programmes for the diverse learning needs of different audiences, and evaluate whether your programmes are experienced as accessible by participants. Dana Research Centre, 165 Queen's Gate. London, SW7 5HD. United Kingdom Methods For Change [email protected]