Center for Interdisciplinarity (C4I) Talk
Accessibility and Appeals: Methods For Inclusivity
Kate Sonka, Assistant Director of Academic Technology, College of Arts & Letters
The accessibility movement exists to ensure an equitable learning environment for all students, as does the need for multi-modal appeals to faculty, students, and practitioners to implement accessible practices. This talk will explore an interdisciplinary approach to coalition building centered on six methods for encouraging adoption of accessible practices: student success, social justice, Universal Design for Learning, broader community impact, legal, and business/ROI. Attendees will hear how these approaches have been used and will be invited to consider how any number of them might be suited for their own teaching practice.
Talk begins at 12:00 and runs about 1 hour. Networking with coffee and refreshments immediately after the talk.
About C4I: The Michigan State University Center for Interdisciplinarity (C4I) advances interdisciplinary research and pedagogy at the University while preparing the next generation of citizen leaders to address the most challenging questions of our time. In addition to conducting its own research, C4I serves as a resource for faculty, postdocs, and graduate students in the College of Arts & Letters and across campus, as well as for partners in the local community and across the region. It also serves as an advocate for researchers and scholars, consults with teams, provides resources for and about interdisciplinarity, and creates opportunities for training, education, networking, mentorship, visibility, and funding both on and off campus.