Students with disabilities are entering post-secondary institutions like Harper in larger numbers than in the past. Although Harper, like all public institutions receiving federal funding, has an office like Access and Disability Services (ADS) to support and approve legally mandated accommodations for students with disabilities, faculty and staff are also responsible in ensuring an accessible environment for all students.

Creating an Accessible Learning Environment for Students with Disabilities (GEC)

In this course, participants will have an opportunity to learn basic information about the ten most common visible and invisible disabilities, in order to evaluate a course or program and develop methods that make the learning environment inclusive and welcoming to all students, including students with disabilities. The course will utilize real case studies of current and past Harper students, in order to have an honest discussion about the challenges that students face when navigating an inaccessible learning environment.

  • Format: Online
  • Dates: September 17, 2020 – November 5, 2020
  • Synchronous Session: Thursday, November 5 in Blackboard Collaborate (time TBD)
  • GECs: 3
  • Instructor: Pascuala Herrera, Harper retiree from ADS and Student Development
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  • Register Now (Registration Deadline: September 3, 2020)

Questions? Please contact the Academy at 847.925.6174,