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Making Web-Based Learning Technologies Accessible

The purpose of the website is raise faculty's awareness about the need for making online courses accessible and to provide information, resources, and training that show them how.

["Making Distance Learning Accessible to Everyone" video made by Univ. of Wash's DO-IT]

What does "Accessibility" mean?

    Accessibility, as it relates to e-learning, means that your e-learning course should be accessible to a variety of users--for example, learners with disabilities, the aging population, and those for whom English is a second language. Simply put, this means that information must be provided in a format that does not rely on a single sense or ability.

    Accessibility considerations also apply to virtual classrooms and on-line, instructor-led training. Virtual classes must also be designed and delivered in a way that does not force a learner to rely on a single sense or ability.
    For example, a person with a hearing impairment may not receive the full benefit of a virtual e-learning experience if audio is the only vehicle through which the instructor interacts or provides information.