This video is about demystifying misconceptions about disability, access needs, and accessibility support in relation to teaching and learning. There will be a series of eight question-and-answer topics that aim to stimulate your thinking and bring about more inclusive concepts. The topics concern about the “Who?”, “When?”, and “Why?” of co-creating accessible teaching and learning.
This video is one in the #IDEALeaders Self-Learning Series on the Co-Creation of Virtual Learning Accessibility. It is one of the deliverables of the Project entitled “Promoting accessibility of virtual teaching and learning through a train-the-trainer approach” funded by the UGC Special Grant for Strategic Development of Virtual Teaching and Learning in 2021-2023.
English captions are available.
Timestamps of the chapters:
- 00:00 Opening
- 00:40 Question 1: Are all disabilities visible?
- 01:43 Question 2: Does “Disability” simply refer to personal medical conditions?
- 05:19 Question 3: Do students with the same types of disabilities require the same set of accessibility support?
- 06:51 Question 4: Do I need to address accessibility issues only when some students request certain accessibility arrangements?
- 10:08 Question 5: Do accessibility practices only concern students with disabilities?
- 11:22 Question 6: is accessibility something “extra” to do?
- 17:16 Question 7: Are accessibility practices trouble-making?
- 21:19 Question 8: Do accessibility practices bring no benefit to scholarly work or professional development?
- 27:22 Summary
Ma, G. Y. K., Choi, C., & Yeung, P. P. S. (2023). Demystifying misconceptions. [Video]. #IDEALeaders Self-learning Series: Co-creation of virtual learning accessibility. HKU Data Repository. https://doi.org/10.25442/hku.22967027
References mentioned in the video:
- Code Of Practice On Education Under The Disability Discrimination Ordinance
- CRPD Article 9 – Accessibility
- CRPD Article 24 – Education
- CRPD General Comment No.4 on Article 24: Right to inclusive education
- Disability Discrimination Ordinance (Cap. 487) (DDO)
- edX Accessibility Best Practices Guidance for Content Providers
- Help Articles on Coursera official website
- SDG 4: Quality education
- SDG 10: Reduced inequalities
- Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) document: Diverse Abilities and Barriers in How People with Disabilities Use the Web. Shadi Abou-Zahra, ed. Copyright © 2017 W3C® (MIT, ERCIM, Keio). Status: Updated 15 May 2017. https://www.w3.org/WAI/people-use-web/abilities-barriers/
Points to note:
- This video is intended to serve as a general guide for creating accessible digital materials and virtual learning environment. The recommended practices in this video are not exhaustive or the best solutions for each situation. Teaching and learning practices might vary across academic disciplines, as well as individual preferences and needs. The recommended practices need to be fit and applied to various disciplinary contexts and authentic practices.
- Please be aware that fulfilling all the practices suggested by this video would not guarantee “full accessibility”. Use your own best judgment. Always be aware of and respect the diverse access needs of different individuals.
- This video does not contain any business promotion elements.
- Software, programmes, and operating systems are constantly and rapidly developing along with changing accessibility functions. Statements in this video about the functions of any software, programmes, and operating systems may no longer represent their current status.
- It is possible that the hyperlinks of the cited resources in this video might be edited or removed by the corresponding contributors after the publication of this video.
- The recommended practices in this video are basically about accessibility to people with disabilities. However, the practices are central to good teaching and learning practices and will benefit all users regardless of disability status.