Universal Design
          in
 Web-Based Instruction


Designing for Accessibility and
 Usability in Online Courses

     ...
Do You Really Know Your
        Students?
Over 4% of enrolled undergraduate and graduate
students nationwide have disabili...
What is Universal Design?
Ron Mace – coiner of the term
“universal design; 
Universal Design in Web-Based Instruction
Universal Design in Web-Based Instruction
Universal Design in Web-Based Instruction
Universal Design in Web-Based Instruction
Universal Design in Web-Based Instruction
Universal Design in Web-Based Instruction
Universal Design in Web-Based Instruction
Universal Design in Web-Based Instruction
Universal Design in Web-Based Instruction
Universal Design in Web-Based Instruction
Universal Design in Web-Based Instruction
Universal Design in Web-Based Instruction
Universal Design in Web-Based Instruction
Universal Design in Web-Based Instruction
Universal Design in Web-Based Instruction
Universal Design in Web-Based Instruction
Universal Design in Web-Based Instruction
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Universal Design in Web-Based Instruction

  1. 1. Universal Design in Web-Based Instruction Designing for Accessibility and Usability in Online Courses Lisa Richardson The University of Southern Mississippi
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. What is Universal Design? Ron Mace – coiner of the term “universal design; 

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