Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Karen Sorensen

Contact info: http://www.pcc.edu/access | karen.sorensen@pcc.edu

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Karen Sorensen

Accessibility Advocate for Online Courses

Articles (12):

The Web Accessibility MOOC for Online Educators (#WAMOE) ! 1
It's not too late to join WAMOE, a free online course that covers web accessibility for online educators. Posted October 19, 2015
germ Inoculate before school starts!
Prevent germs by inoculating your course against inaccessible content. Posted July 27, 2015
Did you caption your video? Do you need to? Did you caption your video? Do you need to? 3
Distance Ed. has changed the requirement for faculty to caption their own videos. Read more about the change and how Distance Ed. and Disability Services are here to support you and your students. Posted April 21, 2015
President George Washington Presidents with Disabilities
In honor of Presidents Day, Karen looks at which past U.S. Presidents had disabilities, and suggests ways to help make that opportunity available to your students. Posted February 16, 2015
text to speech Happy Universal Design Monday! 2
Check out these great "early adopter" technologies that were originally created as part of assistive technology, and learn about Universal Design for Learning. Posted December 2, 2014
Web Accessibility logo Screen reader users are standing by… 1
Have a PCC Accessibility technician review your course with a screen reader to make sure the content is available to students using assistive technology (AT). Posted July 28, 2014
Another successful Subject Area Accessibility Study concludes! Another successful Subject Area Accessibility Study concludes! 1
Faculty from CIS, CAS, and CS have finished a term-long study of accessibility issues unique to their disciplines. See what they learned from their work. Posted April 28, 2014
Open Educational Resources (OERs) and Accessibility
Get information on Open Educational Resources (OERs) that support accessibility and reduce costs for students through these free webinars. Posted March 6, 2014
Accessibility Handbooks Available! Accessibility Handbooks Available!
Get a handy guide for making accessible content for your online course. Posted January 28, 2014
The second Subject Area Accessibility Study starts today!
The second Subject Area Accessibility Study starts today! We have 3 faculty investigating the best ways to make graphical interfaces […] Posted January 7, 2014