ACCESSIBILITY MEANS… Students with disabilities can use the Web. People with disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate, interact, and contribute to the Web. In short: we have the responsibility to provide resources that are accessible to everyone. Electronic resources need to follow principles of universal design, meaning that the creation of websites, online materials, and online courses have to be developed with the objective of meeting the needs of everyone.
PRACTICE # 4 – WRITE FOR THE WEB Use short sentences Remember to check spelling Write out acronyms (avoid special symbols) Use numbers rather than bullets Keep tables simple with headings Colored, highlighted, italicized or bolded font to denote importance of text is avoided. Keep text size in mind!
PRACTICE #7 – CONTENT DESIGN Design for the Web Use consistent clear headings Use san serif fonts (no specialty or script fonts) Use high contrast colors Use Word and PowerPoint templates with built-in formatting; use styles with Word documents Use headings (H1, H2, H3...) to denote importance of text.
PRACTICE #9 - ON BLACKBOARDVideos and audio files are captioned and have transcriptsAny third party software or web sites are accessible or at least an alternative format used (run through an ADA compliance check)Contact information is easy to find and email is used as a primary form of communication
PRACTICE #10 – USE AVAILABLE RESOURCES Leslie Jewkes 208.562.3486 Christine Seideman 208.562.3377 Disability Services 208.562.3000 (One Stop Student Services) Heather Grayson 208.562.2447 firstname.lastname@example.org Terri Scofield 208.562.3000 email@example.com
CURIOUS???? Run your course through a compliance check: Accessibility On-Demand https://www.ssbbartgroup.com/amp/inde x.phpFrey, Barbara, Edward Bowen and Christina Sax. "Ten Practices for CreatingAccessible Online Courses." 4 November 2010. 17th Annual SloanConsortium International Conference on Online Learning. PowerPoint. 18February 2013. <http://sloanconsortium.org/2010aln/presentation/ten-practices-creating- accessible-online-courses>.