Explore Accessibility in the Technology Test Kitchen
Join this hands-on collaboration & learn more!
The Accessibility Technology Test Kitchen will offer a hands-on, collaborative experience for faculty and staff who would like to explore innovative technologies and strategies to support accessibility in traditional, hybrid, and online classrooms at UMBC.
Bring your own device (laptop, tablet, smartphone) to one of our Technology Test Kitchen areas to learn and explore both faculty and student approaches to accessibility. Each Kitchen features “chefs” from Accessibility & Disability Services or IT to discuss “recipes” (strategies, tools, resources, etc.) for addressing a particular issue. Participants will have hands-on opportunities to explore the Kitchen’s tools and resources.
Our featured Test Kitchens include:
Discover solutions to large and small classroom spaces: Cameras, displays, document cameras, wireless video, wireless audio, and more. New assistive technologies will be introduced at three unique stations!
Chefs: Jack Malone & David Toothe (DoIT)
Personal Assistive Technologies
Explore the student experience: Screen readers, note taking tools, audio recorders, smartpens, text-to-speech, and more.
Chefs: Cassie Kilroy Thompson and Andrew Drummond (SDS)
Universal Design for Learning
Optimize teaching & learning for all students & ensure course materials are accessible.
Chefs: Michael Canale and Tawny McManus (SDS)
Identify best practices for recording videos, captioning requests, and get a sneak peek at the future of screencasting at UMBC.
Chefs: Mariann Hawken and Tom Penniston (Instructional Technology)
Participants will begin in ENGR 102 with a light lunch and orientation before exploring the test kitchens. No experience necessary.
Please click “I Can Attend” below to reserve your seat for this session. Contact Instructional Technology to note any dietary restrictions. The deadline to register for the National Distance Learning Week events is Thursday, November 1, 2018.
UMBC is committed to ensuring that no individual with a disability is excluded, or denied access because of the absence of auxiliary aids or services. If you plan to request programmatic accommodations for this event (e.g., a sign language interpreter, alternate format for print information), please contact the Office of Accessibility and Disability Services with your requested accommodations.