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Workshop: Design for all - accessibility in course rooms

Improve your course and meet the legal requirements for accessibility through this workshop, which focuses on how accessibility is achieved by designing for everyone. The foundation to creating an accessible course room in Canvas is explained and you get the tools you need to deal with the most common problems with accessibility.

Time: Wed 2021-08-25 10.00 - 11.00

Location: Zoom

Language: English

Participating: Björn Ström, Benjamin Gafvelin

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Extended support during the end of August

During week 33 and 34 (16th of August to 27th of August) E-learning extends their support of teachers, assistants and administrators. The extended support includes many different activites, such as the one described on this page.

If you are interested to find out what is offered during the extended support, read more at August support from E-learning .

Accessibility helps everyone

It is easy to regard accessibility as something to do when you have time and only to help a few individuals, but the design philosophy "Design for all" says the opposite.

This workshop goes through how you as a teacher can use "Design for everyone" to create an accessible course room in Canvas. With a few cornerstones, you can create a teaching environment that everyone can take part in without special solutions.

During the workshop, important concepts will be presented, accessibility tools will be introduced and you will gain practical experience in adapting content to be accessible. You and other teachers will discuss different accessibility adaptations in small groups and then all together.

We who present this workshop recommend that those who participate also take part in "Collegial network meeting: How do you make a Canvas course room available?"  afterwards, to discuss how the adaptations can be applied in real course rooms.


Björn Ström, KTH E-learning.

Benjamin Gafvelin, amanuens.


Register through the registration form  if you wish to participate in this workshop.

Relevant information about accessibility

On the following pages you can find more information about accessibility: