OIT welcomes Robert Spirko, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English, as the 2017-18 Faculty Fellow. We commend his continued support to faculty and students in adopting accessibility measures while implementing technology into the educational experience.
Spirko’s ongoing interest in the intersection between accessibility and good instructional design principles will be a great asset to his Faculty Fellow tenure.
His proposal suggests a number of engaging options, including:
- Creating a STEM focus group for accessibility issues in those fields
- Developing guides for assessing accessibility of materials and developing accessible materials
- Working specifically with First-Year Composition instructors and the Composition Office to help develop accessible materials
- Investigating the pedagogical opportunities afforded by accessibility