Author: Austin Craven, UNCG Accessibility Fellow As a biology instructor, I teach evolution theory multiple times every semester. One of the key concepts is that evolution through natural selection relies on genetic variation in a population.  We see this kind of variation in every natural population I’m familiar with. Some examples in the human population […]

Author: Heather Moorefield Lang, UNCG Accessibility Fellow I have the privilege of teaching graduate students who plan to be instructional designers, librarians, web designers, educators, content creators, and more. Our students in the Department of Library and Information Science are out in the workforce creating online materials, websites, and content that will be used and […]

Author: Austin Craven, UNCG Accessibility Fellow In my 9+ years as a lecturer in the UNCG Biology Department, I’ve learned a little about planning ahead.  This year I’m working as a faculty fellow on accessibility, and proactive planning is an essential component in the message I share with faculty about online accessibility. This position has […]

Author: Heather Moorefield Lang, UNCG Accessibility Fellow I’d like to share my own accessibility journey, and how I’ve worked to include accessibility into my online courses. I have been teaching online full-time for eight years, and I’m currently a professor in the Department of Library and Information Science. In my department, I’m able to teach […]

Neurodiversity is a term that has been around since the 1990’s, but it has recently resurged as a topic of interest, especially as educators consider strategies for reaching learners of various abilities. But what exactly is neurodiversity?  What is Neurodiversity? Neurodiversity takes a different approach when it comes to framing how some developmental diagnoses affect […]

About the A11Y Corner The A11Y Corner is all about accessibility, with a specific focus on accessibility-related pedagogies that also support overall equity and inclusiveness. A11Y (pronounced “A-one-one-Y”, or A-eleven-Y”) is a numeronym for the word “accessibility”. It is used most often as shorthand, especially on social media platforms such as Twitter. When you see […]

ITS Learning Technology (ITS LT) in partnership with the University Teaching and Learning Commons (UTLC) has appointed two faculty to its new accessibility fellowship program. Austin Craven, Biology Lecturer, and Heather Moorefield-Lang, Library and Information Studies Associate Professor, are the 2022-2023 Accessibility Fellows. Both fellows will be tasked with supporting and coordinating digital accessibility initiatives […]