Creating a Pathway for Accessible Course Design


11:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

An ASU Enterprise wide professional development course created in partnership with the Academic Enterprise, EdPlus, Educational Outreach and Student Services's (EOSS) Student Accessibility Inclusive Learning Services (SAILS), Enterprise Technology, and Learning Enterprise and supported by the Provost's Office.

This course was created for faculty and staff who support and create digital learning environments at ASU. Come learn about the pathway to credentials in accessible course design at ASU and have a conversation on the sticky points of designing for the margins of our student body. We will share the profiles of our student body that helped inform these design decisions and expand on how the work you do as faculty and staff supports the success of our students at ASU.


Mary Loder
Mary Loder
Manager of Professional Development and Training at ASU's EdPlus

Mary Loder is the Online Learning Manager for Professional Development and Training on the Instructional Design and New Media team at EdPlus. She is also the co-creator and co-host for Course Stories, a podcast highlighting and showcasing the talents of our faculty and staff at ASU. Mary has expressed a passion for accessible design during her career at ASU, creating intentional moments to reflect on the culture of inclusion and how our mission is meant to propel action, professional development, and community in our journey to accessible design in all spaces at Arizona State University.

Alejandra Dashe
Alejandra Dashe, Ph.D.
Sr. Instructional Designer, ASU Learning Enterprise

Dr. Alejandra Dashe is a Sr. Instructional Designer at Learning Enterprise on the Foundational Learning instructional design team. As a Sr. Instructional designer, she builds STEM courses while managing inclusion, equity, accessibility, and mentoring initiatives. Dr. Dashe has been a professor and instructional designer for over two decades focusing on teaching general science, social science, and humanities courses, as well as professional development and mentoring for professors and instructional designers. Her personal interests include yoga, hiking, baking, and spending time with friends and family.

MacKenzie Ramirez
MacKenzie Ramirez
Instructional Designer at ASU's College of Health Solutions

MacKenzie Ramirez is an Instructional Designer at the College of Health Solutions. In this role, she supports faculty with digital tools, course design, and best practices as an educator. MacKenzie also leads the IDs Unite Working Group, a collaborative working group of LX Designers in partnership with Instructional Designers across ASU. Prior to joining ASU, MacKenzie worked as a k-12 educator in Arizona and Doha, Qatar. She continues to support k-12 education through her volunteer work with sustainability and composting programs. MacKenzie is passionate about inclusive and accessible education for all learners.

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