Teaching and Learning in an Accessible Way

  • Friday, November 23, 2012
  • part 1
  • part 2
  • part 3
  • part 4


  • Laurence Lachapelle-Bégin, Vitrine Technologie Éducation


  • Maria Barile, Adaptech Research Network
  • Alexandre Chauvin, Adaptech Research Center
  • Catherine Fichten, Adaptech Research Center
  • Laura King, Adaptech Research Center

Although students with disabilities have always been a part of Quebec’s Cegeps, their numbers have increased in recent years. Some colleges have responded by offering more information and communication technologies (ICTs), some mainstream and some adapted, as well as other services to accommodate these students and their teachers.

Following a worldwide trend, in May 2011, the Government of Quebec adopted new accessibility standards for websites, downloadable documents and multimedia web contents; this, of course, applies to the educational sector. Another popular trend is a shift away from accommodation toward Universal Design of Instruction. How do these two trends affect the way we teach and create instructional material?

In this webinar, Catherine Fichten, Laura King, Alexandre Chauvin and Maria Barile from the Adaptech Research Network will explain how accessible technologies and universal design principles can support learning for all students in the collegial community.

Related Questions and Issues

  • Are you already using ICTs in your teaching which may be of help to students with diverse needs and yet, you have not realized it?
  • How do accessibility measures and universal design benefit students without disabilities?
  • How much effort does it take to make a course accessible?

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