Ann is available for the following workshops and presentations. Fees are dependent on the nature of the ask and who is requesting.
Ann is currently only facilitating and delivering workshops and presentations online via Zoom or MSTeams. She may be open to using another tool if that tool is accessible. She also has a list of foundational accessibility asks for her talks which include captions and scheduled breaks if the ask is over 1 hour.
Workshops or Presentations (including conference keynotes)
(1, 1.5, 2, or 3 hours)
In this presentation, I present an overview of what accessible pedagogy is, how Universal Design for Learning is only one small component of this framework, and highlight other considerations for accessible pedagogical design. Depending on the length of session, group activities and reflection prompts are part of the workshop. Key take-away resources are provided to participants to further their work after the session.
UDL: What it is and what it is not (1 hour)
This presentation highlights the importance of terminology when discussing Universal Design for Learning (UDL). I expand on the importance of not conflating terms in relation to UDL. The session emphasizes the harm done by a “for all” narrative in relation to UDL to allow participants to be aware of disabled learners needs. It provides participants the space to reflect on how UDL is being communicated at different levels of education, and how that impacts teaching and learning practices.
Teaching Online: Accessibility Considerations (1 hour)
This session provides an overview of some accessibility considerations that need to be taken into account when teaching online. From design aspects, to interacting with students using an online platform, to communication considerations, this presentation will highlight commonly encountered barriers for both learners and instructors when teaching online or in hybrid (may also be called blended in some institutions) modality.
Inclusive Conference Organization and Design (1 hour)
Are you planning a conference for your institution, organization, or research group? Do you have a fixed budget and have not thought about accessibility? This session will highlight the important accessibility considerations that need to be taken into account when organizing and designing a conference. This session will be the most helpful for groups just at the beginning of the organization process, for as the session will discuss, thinking about accessibility at the end will not work.
Trauma-Aware Pedagogy (1 hour)
In this session, I will go over the 5 principles of trauma-aware pedagogy and how they can appear in the way we facilitate sessions, teach courses, and interact with others in educational environments. This session will reinforce the importance of identifying phrasing commonly used such as “this is a safe space” as virtue signaling and the work that needs to happen to build trust instead of rhetoric. Key take-away resources are provided to participants to further their work after the session.