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IDEALeaders: Self-Learning Series on Co-creation of Virtual Learning Accessibility


About This Course

This Series includes 16 sets of videos on demand with captions and interactive transcript. It aims to enrich your knowledge of the basic concepts, practical tips, and resources of enhancing the accessibility of virtual teaching and learning. This self-paced series is suitable for anyone interested in learning about accessibility and disability in relation to virtual teaching and learning. The name of our Project team, #IDEA, refers to Inclusion, Diversity, Education, and Accessibility. As for the name of his Self-guided Learning Series, IDEALeaders, refers to IDEA Leaders. We believe that all of us could be Leaders in the journey to co-creating virtual learning accessibility.

  • List of 16 topics:
    1. Introduction to the Self-learning Series
    2. Advocating for co-creation of accessibility
    3. Demystifying misconceptions
    4. Design principles and assistive tools
    5. Disability and accessibility needs
    6. Looking for support resources and potential solutions
    7. Enhancing accessibility of Word documents
    8. Enhancing accessibility of PowerPoint
    9. Enhancing accessibility of Excel spreadsheets
    10. Enhancing accessibility of PDF documents
    11. Enhancing accessibility of video and audio
    12. Enhancing accessibility of online survey
    13. Enhancing accessibility of screen sharing
    14. Introduction to reading documents using screen readers
    15. Creation and use of templates
    16. Accessibility considerations in selecting e-learning tools
  • Project funded by the UGC Special Grant for Strategic Development of Virtual Teaching and Learning.


    No prerequisites are required.

    Course Staff

    Dr Gloria Yuet Kwan MA

    Dr Gloria Yuet Kwan MA

    Gloria Yuet Kwan MA is a postdoctoral fellow at the Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong. Her research areas focus on ecological approach to addressing ableism and promoting environmental accessibility. She received the RGC Postdoctoral Fellowship, Research Grants Council, University Grants Committee, Hong Kong, in 2020. She co-founded the Wheel Power Charity Limited in 2014 to promote social inclusion through experiential programs and disability advocacy. She is a power wheelchair user living with congenital muscular dystrophy.

    Dr Patcy Pui Sze YEUNG

    Dr Patcy Pui Sze YEUNG

    Patcy Pui-sze Yeung is an Associate Professor and a Co-director for The Centre for Advancement in Inclusive and Special Education (CAISE) of the Faculty of Education at The University of Hong Kong (HKU). Her research focuses on reading and writing development among Chinese children with and without developmental dyslexia. Her research also examines reading and writing motivation in Chinese children and adolescents, learning experience of students with visual impairment in higher education, and the role of leadership in inclusive education and diversity management.

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