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AccessAbility: Universal Design as a Tool for Ensuring Equity of Access

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511


In this interactive workshop, Clayton Copeland will share results from recent research exploring the impact of course accessibility and the integration of tools and resources that facilitate multimodal learning for all students. She will then present concrete strategies for implementing accessibility and multimodal tools and resources into courses. Participants will discuss and collaboratively practice skills for creating accessible courses designed to meet student needs, and the session will conclude with an informal question-and-answer session.



Clayton Copeland
Faculty and Director, Laboratory for Leadership in Equity of Access & Diversity (LLEAD)
School of Library and Information Science

Clayton Copeland is on faculty with the University of South Carolina’s School of Library and Information Science and serves as director of LLEAD, the school's Laboratory for Leadership in Equity of Access and Diversity. Dr. Copeland’s research focuses upon equity of access to information for underserved populations, including populations with differing abilities, and literacy. She teaches courses in the Foundations of Library and Information Science, Information Technology, Information Literacy, Information Resources, Literacy, Programming and Planning Library Facilities. Helping her students learn how to incorporate accessibility, Universal Design, and Universal Access into their work in libraries and classrooms of all types is both a personal and professional passion for Dr. Copeland.



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