Students with disabilities are entering postsecondary institutions like Harper in larger numbers than in the past. Regardless of the format of the course – online, blended, or face-to-face, Harper, like all public institutions receiving federal funding, must provide access. Access and Disability Services (ADS) who support and approve legally mandated accommodations for students with disabilities, faculty, and staff are all 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 past Harper students, to have an honest discussion about the challenges that students face when navigating an inaccessible learning environment. The pandemic added additional challenges that will be discussed in this course.

  • Format: Online, Asynchronous
  • Dates: October 11 – December 3, 2021
  • GECs: 3
  • Instructor: Pascuala Herrera, M. Ed, Harper Emeritus
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  • Register Now (Registration Deadline: September 27, 2021)

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