Accessibility of Education - Tool Kit for Educators
When you choose or create teaching materials for your courses, you might want to ensure that all your students can easily access and use those resources. Accessible content meets the requirements of the Alberta Human Rights Act, which "has as its objective the amelioration of the conditions of disadvantaged persons or classes of disadvantaged persons, including those who are disadvantaged because of their race, religious beliefs, colour, gender, gender identity, gender expression, physical disability, mental disability, age, ancestry, place of origin, marital status, source of income, family status or sexual orientation".
Creating Accessible Content
Ensuring that the content that we create for online learning is accessible to all is a vital part of presenting material online. There are a few simple steps that can be followed to help ensure that all of your students are able to access/view the material that you are creating for them. Here are a few resources to help you get started:
Universal Design for Learning
Universal design for learning (UDL) is a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn.