Universal Design of Information Technology in Postsecondary Education
This section of the Center for Universal Design in Education website includes a collection of resources for ensuring that information technology is accessible to all postsecondary students.
- Access to Technology in the Workplace: In Our Own Words - how universally designed information technology benefits people with disabilities in employment settings (publication and video).
- ALA: A Promising Practice in Ensuring the Accessibility of Technology - how to promote universal design of IT.
- BizTech Accessibility Award: A Promising Practice in Promoting Information Technology Accessibility - how to reward accessibility efforts.
- Blue Ridge Community College: A Promising Practice in Using Student Feedback to Improve Access to Information Technology - how to engage students in web IT accessibility efforts.
- Does Section 508 apply to a state university or community college? - relevance of Section 508 legislation to postsecondary institutions.
- How can postsecondary technology-enhanced learning environments be made accessible? - how to universally design technology-based instruction.
- How can principles of universal design be applied to technology-based math content? - how to apply UD to mathematics.
- Information Technology in Education - checklist for making technology in educational settings accessible to all students.
- Missouri State University: A Promising Practice in Building Accessibility into Mainstream IT Policies - a model that can be employed on other campuses.
- University of Minnesota: A Promising Practice in Developing an Accessible Information Technology Policy - a model policy for IT accessibility.
- Universal Design of Websites - a collection of resources on accessible web design for postsecondary institutions.
- VPAT: A Promising Practice in Accessibility Reporting - an option for vendors to report on the accessibility of their products.
- What are examples of accessible electronic and information technology in education? - examples for educators.
- What are the main features of an accessible computer lab? - how a computer lab can be universally designed.
Universal Design of Software
- Designing Software that is Accessible to Individuals with Disabilities - guidelines for the design of accessible software.
- Digital Frog International: A Promising Practice in Designing Accessible Educational Software - how software can be universally designed.
- What are issues related to the design of accessible software? - how to universally design software.
- What are legal issues associated with the design of accessible software? - accessible software and the law.
Universal Design of Telecommunications Products
- Use of Telecommunications Products by People with Disabilities - guidelines for the design of accessible telecommunications products.
Universal Design of Video and Multimedia
- Are there standards or guidelines for providing captions? - guidelines for captioning video.
- Can captions be generated automatically using speech recognition? - how to automatically caption videos.
- Creating Video and Multimedia Products that are Accessible to People with Sensory Impairments - guidelines for the design of accessible multimedia.
- DO-IT: A Promising Practice in Designing Accessible Videos - an approach to universally designing videos.
- How do I make multimedia accessible? - universal design of multimedia.
- Is there a way to add captions to a video that is already published? - how to add captions to videos.
- What are some guidelines for creating attractive and functional open or closed captions? - how to design captions.
- What legal issues are associated with access to video products for students with sensory impairments? - video products and the law.
- Where can I find vendors who provide captioning services? - how to locate captioning services.
Universal Design of Distance Learning
- Universal Design of Distance Learning - a collection of resources for making distance learning courses accessible to all students and instructors.