Advanced Teaching Institute: Maximizing Course Accessibility by Minimizing Academic Ableism

To be offered at a future date.

The semester-long institute comprises a series of seven workshop-style Zoom sessions.

This institute will provide a supportive and informative space to assist faculty in proactively designing a course environment to support students with disabilities, and learning the foundations of creating accessible digital course materials. Institute facilitators, guest speakers, and participants will engage in the following topics:

  • Identify ways to create an accessible and anti-ableist learning environment,
  • Effectively address student accommodations,
  • Create accessible digital course materials (Word, PowerPoint, and PDFs).

Dates for Live Zoom Sessions

Zoom sessions are Thursdays from 10:00 am – 11:30 am Pacific Time

  • August 31
  • September 14
  • September 28
  • October 19
  • October 26
  • November 2
  • November 9

A digital badge and certificates of completion will be earned by those who participate in at least six of the seven synchronous Zoom sessions.

For questions about the CET Advanced Teaching Institute: Maximizing Course Accessibility by Minimizing Academic Ableism, contact Ingrid Steiner at

To customize this institute for your school or department, contact

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