Rutgers Online Learning Conference

March 12, 2018
Accessibility Awareness and Universal Design in Online Courses at Rutgers

This panel presents some of the work that has been done by the Universal Design Committee over the past two yearsComprised of faculty and staff from across all campus locations, the Universal Design Committee has been charged to establish guidelines, practical guidance, and recommendations on how to make online course materials more accessible to learners of all abilities. The panel will explain why raising greater awareness of accessibility concerns is important, and how the Universal Design Committee fits into the larger context of accessibility initiatives at Rutgers. Panel members will also provide some practical tips on how to remove the most commonly found accessibility barriers in online courses. 

Speaker Bio(s): 

Antonius Bittmann (Moderator), Introduction
serves as Associate Vice President of Online Programs at Rutgers, where he oversees the Center for Online and Hybrid Learned and Instructional Technologies (COHLIT), and IT at Continuing Studies (IT@CS). Moreover, he is the principal Rutgers point person for the university's strategic partnership with Pearson to deliver fully online degree programs on a large scale. Previously, Dr. Bittmann, a tenured professor, served as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Director of Mason Gross Onine (2010-2013), after completing two consecutive three-year terms as Chair of the Music Department of the Mason Gross School of the Arts (2005-2011), Rutgers University. He holds two doctorates from the Eastman School of Music (Rochester, NY)--a Doctor of Musical Arts in Organ Performance, and a Ph.D. in Musicology.

Antonius Bittmann, Carlie Andrews, Will Pagan, Steve Garwood, Christine Hickey, Emily Ravenwood

Event Date

RUOnlineCon 2018
12 March 2018
200 Atrium Drive

Somerset, NJ 08873

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