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Keep Web Accessibility in Mind

What is Web Accessibility?

“Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can use the Web. More specifically, Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the Web, and that they can contribute to the Web.” (w3.org)

“Digital accessibility allows participation and engagement of students, faculties and staffs who have disabilities.These individuals could not otherwise succeed on par with their peers with independence and dignity” (National Center on Disability and Access to Education (NCDAE) And WebAIM).

Major categories of disability types are Motor, Cognitive, Hearing, & Visual.

 

The major categories of disability types are:
Visual
Blindness, low vision, or color-blindness.
Hearing
Deafness or difficulty in hearing.
Motor
Inability to use a mouse, slow response time, limited fine motor control.
Cognitive
Learning disabilities, distract-ability, inability to remember or focus on large amounts of information.

 

Experience it yourself

What can you do?
Coming up this semester we are going to offer tech tips and tools on how to help ensure accessibility in your course content and classroom materials. Look for more on the following…
  • Creating Accessible Documents (Word, PDF, & Power Point).
  • Ensuring Accessible Images and Links.
  • Video and Closed Captioning.

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