How to Make Your Course Accessible to Students with Disabilities
The following videos and publications will guide you in making online learning opportunities fully accessible to and inclusive of students with disabilities.
Begin accessible and inclusive practices immediately by following the guidance in our 20 Tips For Teaching an Accessible Online Course materials. Use a checklist, watch a video, and/or complete a NEW! tutorial to begin making an online course accessible, usable, and inclusive.
Although you do not need in-depth knowledge about assistive technologies in order to design an accessible course, consult the Accessible Technology webpage if you would like to learn about assistive technologies students in your class might be using.
Although you do not need in-depth knowledge about assistive technologies in order to design an accessible course, consult the Assistive Technology webpage if you would like to learn about assistive technologies students in your class might be using.
Learning Management Systems (LMS)
Consult the documentation regarding accessibility of your LMS provider. Below are some resources that may pertain to your educational platform:
- How do learning management systems differ on accessibility?
Accessible Design of Specific Aspects of your Course
Consult the following resources for specific guidance.
For more information about how to design an accessible online course, consult The Center on Accessible Distance Learning (AccessDL), which has been funded by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Science Foundation to share guidance and engage stakeholders around making distance learning (otherwise called online learning and e-learning) accessible to students and instructors with disabilities.