Towards Equity, Accessibility, & Inclusion

Designing for equity, accessibility, and/or inclusion can encounter unforeseen barriers despite all good intentions to broaden participation. What design strategies and/or research-informed practices can be applied across project stages to support inclusive and responsive designs? How might safe spaces be created to discuss and work on issues or tensions that arise when supporting marginalized or disadvantaged groups? This session will convene participants interested in sharing their expertise designing for and working with a diversity of learners. Those interested in drawing attention to issues of how equity, accessibility and inclusion are promoted and/or inhibited in both formal and informal learning environments, especially as we develop new technologies, are invited to engage in small group discussions, as well as whole group reflections to consider equity scenarios.