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This pilot will run March 9 – April 28 and is taught online with live Zoom sessions on: March 9, 1pm – 2pm, March 23, 1pm – 2pm, March 30, 1pm – 2pm, April 6, 1pm – 2pm, and April 13, 1pm – 2pm.

To create a more inclusive learning environment and support UTSA’s core value of inclusiveness, the Office of Teaching, Learning, and Digital Transformation is combining the implementation of key accessibility best practices alongside an automated accessibility tool called Ally. Ally works within Blackboard and soon, Canvas, to provide real-time feedback for instructors alerting them to issues related to accessibility in their course along with step-by-step instructions for addressing these issues.

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:
• Apply the most impactful accessibility best practices in course design and content creation / remediation.
• Use Ally to evaluate the accessibility of course content and overall course accessibility.
• Explain the importance and positive impact of accessibility best practices for all students.

To receive a certificate of completion and the one-time $500 incentive, you must enable Ally within one course per participant and complete the following by April 28, 2023:

• Complete 1-2 weekly assignments within the Blackboard companion course.
• Attending all 5 synchronous training sessions held via Zoom.
• Meeting an Overall Course Accessibility Score Improvement Goal – This will be determined by the starting accessibility score determined by Ally. The Digital Accessibility Team will communicate with you regarding your Score Improvement Goal and can discuss any concerns you may have about meeting the Improvement Goal.
• Indicate your preference to participate in an optional personalized consultation with the Digital Accessibility Team

** All T/TT, FTT (at least 75% FTE) and adjunct faculty are eligible to apply and receive the incentive. Instructors with Assistantship titles, staff, or previous recipients of a stipend for this incentive are eligible to apply, but ineligible to receive the incentive.**

Creating an inclusive learning environment is important to us. To request an accommodation, please email DigitalAccessibility@utsa.edu one week prior to your scheduled training

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