Making your instructional materials accessible allows assistive technology (such as a screen-reading software) to read aloud the content for users who cannot see the content. Screen-reading software is commonly used by people with visual impairments and sometimes those with learning disabilities.
Accessibility is a shared responsibility. This chart shows who’s responsible for accessibility of online content based on roles. What roles do the instructor, Disability Support Services, and Educational Media Technologies play in making a course accessible? Let’s work together to make sure all students have an equal opportunity to achieve their educational goals!
Ask your publisher about accessibility
Online materials provided by your publisher must also be accessible. If the materials are not accessible, you as the instructor will need to provide an accessible, equally effective learning experience option for each inaccessible one. Please ask your publisher’s these questions before adopting their online tools and materials. Questions you should always ask your Publisher.
Follow these how-to instructions for making content accessible for all students.