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This is a presentation on developing online courses for optimal accessibility to all students possible.

This is a presentation on developing online courses for optimal accessibility to all students possible.

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    Universal Design in Web-Based Instruction Universal Design in Web-Based Instruction Presentation Transcript

    • Universal Design in Web-Based Instruction Designing for Accessibility and Usability in Online Courses Lisa Richardson The University of Southern Mississippi
    • Do You Really Know Your Students? Over 4% of enrolled undergraduate and graduate students nationwide have disabilities requiring some sort of accommodation (U.S. Census Bureau, 2006) According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, 95% of colleges and universities surveyed reported that they used websites to deliver distance education courses, yet only 18% reported that they followed accessibility guidelines to a major extent (Waits & Lewis, 2003). Given that navigating an online course can be difficult for the average student, designing courses with accessibility in mind really means improving usability for all students.
    • What is Universal Design? Ron Mace – coiner of the term “universal design;