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Accessibility in higher education ensures that all persons, including those with significant disabilities, are provided equitable access to digital content and opportunities to receive effective educational services, with the needed support services.

Accessibility is an important component of Universal Design for Learning which focuses on removing learning barriers for all students. Accessible digital content benefits everyone - not just those with disabilities!

Accessibility Tips for Teaching - Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning are important considerations to keep in mind when designing and delivering courses. We have all probably heard about Universal Design features in buildings and public spaces.  

Blackboard Ally

Blackboard Ally automatically checks the accessibility of most course content in Blackboard and provides instructors with guidance and tips for accessibility improvements. All Blackboard users can download alternative format content that best meets their needs. The most important task for instructors is to ensure the original documents are accessible so the Alternative Formats are successful and usable for the students.

Keywords:teaching strategies, instructional design, accessibility,   Doc ID:119200
Owner:Sharley K.Group:IT Knowledge Base
Created:2022-06-22 12:41 CSTUpdated:2022-06-22 14:44 CST
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