AccessDL Featured Resources

AccessDL and DO-IT as a whole has a wide collection of resources for creating and implementing accessible online instruction, digital services, and technology in postsecondary education using universal design and effective accommodations. Below we feature current, trending, and relevant brochures, videos, books, and other products that aid in the mission of accessibility as a whole. For a list of even more resources, visit the Resources for Making Distance Learning Accessible page.

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Tips on Moving Your Course or Resource Online
Whether you're completely new to teaching an online class or just looking for some advice on making sure your class is accessible, this guide offers resources to both how to ensure that the documents and technology you use, as well as the manner in which you teach, are accessible for all.

Universal Design in Education: From Principles to Practice, 2nd edition
Purchase a comprehensive guide on creating college and university programs that are welcoming to, accessible to, and inclusive of all students, including those with disabilities, a unique value to administrators, and to disability and diversity studies and postsecondary education faculty, researchers, practitioners, and activists.

Universal Design in Higher Education: Promising Practices
Explore evidence-based practices for implementing universal design and learn of opportunities for you to contribute to this free, growing collection.

Communication Access Realtime Translation: CART Services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People
Educators tell how Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) provides access to auditory communication for individuals who are deaf.

Captions: Improving Access to Postsecondary Education
Professors, students, and IT administrators share the benefits of using captions on videos in postsecondary courses.

Captioning Lecture Capture Videos: A Promising Teaching Practice
Students and educators show how captioning videos in a lecture capture application helps everyone accessing the information.

Published Papers and Books
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."