The AAA of OER: Accessibility, Availability, and Affordability

Wednesday, March 20 | 11:15AM–12:00PM ET | Room 555
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Panel Presentation
This panel draws together individuals with backgrounds in accessibility, instructional design, and educational technology to provide insights on how to advance all forms of accessibility for OER. To answer this challenge, we will discuss the why, how, and what of accessible OER. We will begin by exploring the reasons to strive for accessibility, as well as the common challenges and limitations individuals and institutions might encounter in this work. Finally, we'll share examples of strategies we use across institutions to advance agendas for accessibility, particularly as they relate to OER.

Outcomes: Learn why accessibility is critical in the field of OER * Identify technological, sociocultural, and institutional barriers that prevent students from succeeding within the learning environment * Describe ways to promote OER accessibility on your campus * Determine practical ways to improve accessibility of digital OER


  • Jeremy Anderson

    Vice President Learning Innovation, Analytics, and Technology, Bay Path University
  • Kevin Corcoran

    Associate Vice President of Digital Learning, Connecticut State Colleges & Universities
  • Lance Eaton

    Director of Faculty Development & Innovation, College Unbound
  • Kelsey Hall

    IT Accessibility / Assistive Technology Coordinator, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Resources & Downloads

  • The Triple A AAA of OER Accessibility Availability and Affordability

    Updated on 11/26/2019