Online course accessibility to benefit everyone

Ensuring that all of an institution’s online learning resources are accessible can feel like an overwhelming challenge given the number of higher education experiences that rely on digital content. But a crucial part of establishing an inclusive campus is to make sure your online learning experiences are both usable and accessible.

Although everyone can likely agree on the value of accessible course content, there are differing opinions and strategies on how to work toward accessibility and on the role of faculty in these initiatives. As we have wrestled with these issues at Utah State University, two things we have done are helping us move the needle on accessibility and get more people involved in the process.

Step 1: Make Space for Reactive and Proactive Accessibility

Accessibility efforts can be reactive or proactive, and both approaches have an important role in higher education.

[ Read the full article at EDUCAUSE Review. ]

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