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Below is an overview of the accessibility resources at NDSU.


Accessibility is an essential component of Universal Design for Learning which focuses on removing learning barriers for all students. 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.

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  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students

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Getting Started

  • This KB article introduces some basic considerations to help you create accessible digital content.

Best Practices

  • Creating an inclusive digital content is essential for ensuring accessibility to all users, regardless of their abilities or disabilities. To achieve this, adhering to best practices for accessibility is crucial. Begin by providing headings, alternative text, descriptive links, formatting tables, video captions and color contrast.

Learn More/How To's


Image Descriptions - Alternative Text (Alt Text)

Descriptive Links

Formatting Tables

Video Captions and Text Transcriptions

Color and Contrast


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Use Cases

  • Creating course content
  • Creating departmental documents and resources
  • Providing closed captioning and text transcripts for virtual meeting attendees

Universal Design/Accessibility

  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and digital accessibility both seek to increase learning access and reduce barriers for students. Integrating guidelines and strategies for into course activities, meetings, discussions, and interaction with students, staff, and faculty provides a welcoming message that all are included.

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Keywordsaccessibility, universal design for learning, udl, teaching strategies, instructional design, ally, Anthology Ally   Doc ID119200
OwnerSharley K.GroupIT Knowledge Base
Created2022-06-22 12:41 CSTUpdated2023-08-14 09:44 CST
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