Course design should factor in accessibility from the beginning and then be checked each time we prepare and present new content. Doing so at the start of your course design saves time and helps ensure all students can access the content, assignments, and resources from day one.
When some design considerations are not addressed, here are some of the challenges students encounter when trying to learn:
Accessible course design takes continuous time and attention, so this week we will look at just a few tips and resources to start or continue on the right track.
There are many resources available, such as these highly informational websites and videos:
Office of Civil Rights Digital Accessibility
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights presents a variety of topics on digital access in education, including how people with disabilities use technology, applicable Federal regulations, and identifying and remediating barriers to access in the eighteen 3-5 minute video series. Here is introduction video of the series:
For questions or comments regarding the video series, please contact the Office for Civil Rights.
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