Faculty Workshop: Designing Accessible Classroom Practices
Multimodality, Writing and Disability: Designing Accessible Classroom Practices. The Campus Writing and Speaking Program welcomes faculty for this workshop. Led by Dr. Melanie Yergeau (University of Michigan), participants will think about the ways in which accessibility can serve as a guiding process in the design of our class discussions, assignments and curricula.
We'll pay particular attention to multimodal composing, and the ways in which composing in digital or multi-sensory forms might enhance or limit broader student participation.
In many ways, the interdisciplinary field of disability studies will serve as a guiding frame for our discussions. For example, how might we think about closed captioning — both as a text and as a composing practice — in classroom contexts? In what ways might trigger warnings, or other affective forms of descriptive writing, provide broader opportunities for discussion and analysis across discipline? How might a turn to accessibility foster campus interest in social justice and community involvement?