Resources For Making Distance Learning Accessible

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Publications, Tutorials, and Video Presentations

Resource Centers

Accessibility Documentation from Learning Management System (LMS) Vendors

Accessibility of LMS products is constantly evolving, but several vendors provide documentation regarding their products' accessibility features and how to deliver accessible courses using their products. Some examples are provided below. Also, Access Technology Higher Education Network (ATHEN) has coordinated several active collaborations between higher education institutions and LMS vendors to help the latter improve their accessibility. These are listed on the ATHEN Collaboration Groups website.

Q&As, Promising Practices, and Case Studies

The AccessDL Knowledge Base features over 250 articles that explore and discuss how to make distance learning accessible. The DO-IT Knowledge Base as a whole contains over 800 articles on a wide variety of accessibility topics. To read featured articles, visit the AccessDL Featured Q&As, Promising Practicies, and Case Studies page.

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Research and Academic Papers

For a list of articles about the universal design of online learning, access DO-IT's Published Books and Articles About Universal Design in Higher Education (UDHE) page in The Center on Universal Design in Education (CUDE) and select "Universal Design of Online Learning."