What is "intersectionality" in the context of working with students who have disabilities?

"Intersectionality" refers to the fact that individuals have multiple identities, with respect to gender, race, ethnicity, age, marital status, socioeconomic status, disability, etc. Those working with individuals with disabilities should recognize that the interaction of these identities influences a person's experiences, perspectives, and other aspects of their life.

How can I use my learning management system to make my course more accessible to everyone?

Steps to making an online course accessible include

  • Structuring content using headings,
  • Creating alt text for images,
  • Create meaningful hyperlinks,
  • Created structured lists,
  • Include table headers,
  • Captioning and audio-describing videos,
  • Uploading accessibly-formatted content, and
  • Using accessibility checkers to find barriers to accessibility.

Options in Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle, and other learning management systems (LMSs) for making courses are described below.