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Kevin Gumienny to present Academic Success Lecture

The 14th Annual Academic Success Lecture featuring Kevin Gumienny is set for March 20, 10 a.m. – noon, in ACT 301 on the Denton Campus. This year's very interactive presentation, “Reach All Your Students through Universal Design,” also will be video conferenced to Dallas 8720 and Houston 7305. Registration is not required for this event.

About the presentation

This session will provide an overview on how you can incorporate Universal Design in your instructional materials. These simple principles and techniques allow better ways for students to access, participate and progress in your course. Several topics to be covered include:

  • What is the point and purpose of Universal Design
  • Know what to look for when designing course materials
  • Apply the LIST (Links, Images, Structure, and Tables) Principle in Canvas, Word and PDF
  • Learn the power of captions, transcripts and audio descriptions for video
  • How to use accessibility checkers in Canvas, Word and PowerPoint

About Kevin Gumienny

Kevin Gumienny is the senior learning architect at Microassist and leads the award-winning Learning and Development team, which has a special focus on ensuring that online training is accessible. While at Microassist, he has led the development of accessible online courses in the areas of interpersonal conflict, physical safety, food safety, and health and human services. He is a LexisNexis contributing author on the issues of accessibility within online learning and authored “The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning,” an in-depth look at how to ensure online training fosters a welcoming experience for all learners — including those with disabilities — whether they are team members, clients, or members of the general public. Before arriving at Microassist, Gumienny developed courses for the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Stony Brook University. Gumienny has a passion for sharing skills and techniques. He contributes to Microassist’s Learning Dispatch monthly newsletter and writes for the Learning Dispatch blog. He has delivered presentations at several conferences, including the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference, Southwest Learning Summit, and the Texas Interagency Training Expo. He contributes subject matter expertise across various media, including HR Dive.