Would you like to get a head start in learning about the inclusive use of educational technologies?
This is a great opportunity for School of Education students to gain experience with learning technologies, evaluating technologies for accessibility by individuals with disabilities, and in developing access plans and instructor-oriented guidance for using technologies inclusively.
Description of duties
Interns will participate in a 5-week training program, followed by a 10-weeks field experience evaluating learning technologies, documenting results, and authoring guidance documentation. Specifically, interns will:
- Receive training:
- Disabilities 101 and how individuals with disabilities use information technology
- How to create accessible documents and web content
- How to test document, websites, and applications for accessibility
- How to judge vendor provided Accessibility Conformance Reports (ACRs) including how to review a product’s Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT)
- Gain an understanding of the IDEA act (K-12) and Title II of the ADA (Higher Ed) and what it means for inclusive use of technologies by instructional staff
- Deep dive into one or more learning technologies:
- Develop an understanding of how the learning technology would be used
- Create walkthrough scripts for key functional paths using the technology
- Perform accessibility evaluations:
- Gather the vendor’s accessibility information
- Assist with evaluating whether users with disabilities and users of assistive technologies will encounter any barriers using the technology
- Create documentation
- Document the results and assist in writing guidance documentation for faculty and instructional designers on how to plan for accessibility and inclusion when using the technology
- Currently enrolled in a master’s or doctoral degree program and in good academic standing.
- A background in educational psychology and technology, instructional design, or industrial-organizational psychology might be helpful.
- Ability to write effective copy, instructional text, audio scripts/video scripts.
- Ability to demonstrate attention to detail in all deliverables and communications.
- Research, analyze, and synthesize information/data and provide recommendations for designing learning solutions.
Brian Richwine (email@example.com)
How to apply
Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating " UITS Learning Technologies Accessibility Bepko Intern”, cover letter, and resume including skills relevant to project requirements to: