Design an Accessible Interface (Creative Interactive Online Multimedia) for The Mapping Project
Please note that the Fall 2017 research positions for this project are full. Keep an eye out for future opportunities!
The Mapping Project is a year-long initiative at the Centre for Gender Advocacy to investigate inclusivity at Concordia around genders, sexualities, and neurodiversity. The project will look at inclusivity in the classroom and also in student services. Through surveys, curriculum review, reviewing forms and policies, and interviews, the project will get a snapshot in time of the university in terms of best practices and areas for improvement.
“Accessible Interface“ is a CURE project for the year 2016-2017 focused on successful presentation of digital information related to The Mapping Project. Students will work with The Mapping Project coordinator to set up an inviting, engaging and accessible web presence for the project. Because one of the main purposes of The Mapping Project is to ensure information is accessible to diverse learners, including those who use adaptive technologies, we are looking for someone who is committed to researching and applying best practices when it comes to web accessibility.
At the end of this project, you will have a portfolio piece and work experience in accessible interfacing and research creation. It is possible for more than one student to work on this project. Students will receive support and guidance from The Mapping Project coordinator with regards to content and web accessibility guidelines. Depending on the students’ interests, this project could engage any of the following skill-sets:
- web design
- web development
- info-graphic design
- short videos/animation
- content could include such topics as : What is Neurodiversity? What is Gender? What is Sexuality? Best Practices for Accessible Education (interviews with faculty members)
Examples of best practices for accessible online presentation include:
- closed captioning (on videos)
- e-reader friendly text and html
- sound media with e-reader friendly captioning
Design, Web, Video, Audio-visual, Computer Related
The Center for Gender Advocacy (The Mapping Project)
About the Organization
The Centre for Gender Advocacy is an independent, student-funded, Concordia University organization, mandated to promoting gender equality and empowerment particularly as it relates to marginalized communities. This mandate is achieved through ongoing programming, campaigns, resources, services, and advocacy. In the 2016-2017 year, the Centre is organizing The Mapping Project, an initiative that aims to audit classrooms and student services for accessibility related to genders, sexualities and neurodiversity. The data collected will provide a snapshot of best practices and areas for improvement.