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]
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.