Guide to Digital Accessibility: Policies, Practices, and Professional Development (Paperback)
The book situates the digital accessibility movement within the context of major federal legislation, such as the Americans with Disabilties Act of 1990.
Rae Mancilla, Ed.D., (she/her) is the Assistant Director of Online Learning for the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she leverages over a decade of curriculum development, instructional design, teaching, assessment, and project management expertise. She is also an active educator and researcher, instructing courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. In addition, Rae serves as a Peer Reviewer and Research Colleague for Quality Matters and a bilingual Peer Evaluator for the Middle States Commission for Higher Education. Her research interests include the professional development of instructional designers, language learning and technology, digital accessibility, and program evaluation. Her scholarship has been published in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal for Applied Instructional Design, Applied Linguistics, the American Journal of Distance Education, and Language, Learning, and Technology. Recent publications include the QM Digital Accessibility White Paper Series. Rae also reviews manuscripts for journals, including the American Journal of Distance Education, Applied Linguistics, and the International Journal of Applied Linguistics.Barbara A. Frey, D.Ed., (she/her) is an Assistant Professor with the School of Education at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and an Instructional Design Consultant with the University of Pittsburgh. She is also an active Quality Matters Facilitator, Master Reviewer, and Research Colleague. Throughout her career, Barbara has collaborated with hundreds of faculty on the design and development of traditional, online, hybrid, and massive open online courses (MOOCs). Her work has resulted in award-winning programs including several Blackboard Catalyst Awards. She has served as a Peer Evaluator for the Middle States Commission for Higher Education. Barbara is co-author of the book Distinctive Distance Education Design: Models for Differentiated Instruction. In addition, she has published numerous book chapters and scholarly articles in the Journal of Applied Instructional Design, Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, TechTrends, and the International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education. Most recently, she co-authored the QM Digital Accessibility White Paper Series.