Building Accessible Content
Creating course content and materials that is accessible is important to create an inclusive learning environment.
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Consistent navigation, transcripts or closed captions, and high color contrast not only makes it easier for those using a screen reader or hard of hearing, but it also makes it easier for everyone to navigate your course and consume the content.
Accessible Teaching and Accommodations (from the DRC, DCC, and ACCC-LTS) – NEW!
This guide names best practices that UIC instructors can implement to make their online/remote courses more welcoming and inclusive for all, and in particular, for students with disabilities. Accessibility works best when it’s an active, ongoing process, so the tips below will support you in honoring legally-guaranteed accommodations, while also going beyond compliance to build accessibility into your courses from the start.
- 20 Tips for Teaching an Accessible Online Course
- UIC Accessibility Checklist (Courses Guidelines)
- Easily Convert Files with Blackboard Ally File Transformer
- How to Use Panopto Video Captioning Feature
- Making Content Accessible on Blackboard
- UIC Faculty Accessibility Resource Checklist for Digital Instruction
- UIC Closed-Captioning Guidelines
- UIC Accessible Online Assessment Resources for Faculty to support Students with Disabilities
- Top 10 Tips for Designing an Engaging Learning Environment
- What is universal design for learning?