Accessibility in the English Classroom

deadline for submissions: 
November 15, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)

ACCUTE Member-Organized Panel

ACCUTE Conference at Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences June 1-June 4, 2019 University of British Columbia

Panel Organizer: Ann Gagne (Durham College)

This panel will highlight best practices for maintaining accessibility in English literature, English composition, or English language learner classes. Papers or presentations can discuss apps that help support access or classroom policies and procedures that ensure access in terms of curriculum or the classroom environment (classroom architecture). How do we incorporate Universal Design for Learning in our classes to promote multiple modes of representation of material? This panel also welcomes discussion of assessment strategies used in English classrooms that are accessible and encourage Indigenous ways of knowing, racial equity, and expression of gender, or sexual orientation.  Discussion can centre on specific uses of learning management systems for accessibility, digital humanities and access, fonts, presentations, open educational resources and economic access, or any other aspect of accessibility.

Please submit paper proposals by November 15, 2018 through the ACCUTE Proposal Submission Form available here: In your submission, please include a 300-500-word proposal (with no identifying marks), a 100-word abstract, and a 50-word biographical note.