The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

GC Events

3/27- Accessibility and Visual Culture

Accessibility and Visual Culture

March 27th – 4:00-5:30 pm, On Zoom


Hosted by Molly Bauer, Pedro Cabello del Moral, and Luke Waltzer


This workshop will introduce participants to the guidelines of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and will share practical strategies for designing accessible teaching materials, with a focus on visual and material culture. Topics will include offering multiple avenues for accessing visual information, developing alternative text for images, and varying opportunities for direct engagement with artworks and museums. This workshop will also consider how much of the discourse surrounding viewership and audience of visual materials often assumes able-bodied and neurotypical subjectivity without accounting for alternative experiences of these media.