The design of educational technologies for accessibility and inclusion is not simply a technical implementation and compliance appended to a curriculum. The awareness of how students learn informs how we craft, develop and deliver technology solutions to ensure that the intended pedagogy can be accessed by all students. In this talk, I’ll share some experiences, challenges, and solutions in integrating learning design frameworks into the making of accessible educational technologies.
Zarina Mustapha is a Senior Front-end Developer and Accessibility Lead at the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), Columbia University. Her work focuses primarily on user experience design and front-end development of learner-centric web-based applications. Through collaboration with faculty, pedagogy experts, and software developers, she advocates for accessible and inclusive educational technologies, one solution at a time.