How can you ensure that your course content can be accessed in multiple ways to meet the needs of diverse learners? Check out these resources to improve the accessibility of your course so that all learners are able to succeed.

Accessibility Resources

Digital Accessibility Guide – This guide walks through how to improve the accessibility, usability and inclusivity of your course content including updating how you present images, text, audio, video and tables and the organization and navigation of your course. Use it in conjunction with the Online Course Usability and Accessibility Checklist to proactively make your course more accessible.

Common Accessibility Issues in Online Courses, and How to Fix Them – An overview of the most common accessibility issues seen in online courses, with resources and steps for how to fix them for the most popular tools and formats.

Quick Course Content Checklist – Include these simple accessibility features when creating or using content in your course.

Accessibility in the Classroom Online Course –  Overview of accessibility and design methodologies to ensure your documents and multimedia are beneficial to all students.

NC State IT Accessibility Quick Guide – A high-level how-to for using different types of campus technologies accessibly.

Closed Captioning Resources – An overview of the approaches and options for captioning your live classroom videos and pre-recorded lectures. (This link will take you to a DELTA News article)

Alternatives to Alt Text – Consider the intention, context, and purpose of an image before creating the Alt Text is important.  You will also learn some tips to make images more accessible in this article. (This link will take you to a DELTA News article.)

Supporting Neurodiverse Students Through Course Design – Chances are very high that your classes will include neurodivergent students whose unique perspective, creative thinking, and innovative ideas can benefit you and all the class members. In this article, we will discuss neurodiversity in our students, and how we can support neurodivergent students through course design.

Universal Design for Learning

Increase Equity, Access, and Engagement with Universal Design for Learning – When we recognize that variability exists in student populations along many spectra, we strive to design learning experiences that present as few barriers to success as possible for anyone and everyone.

Boost Motivation with Universal Design for Learning – An overview of the barriers that might exist to motivation and engagement, and how applying UDL principles can help identify and remove those barriers and smooth the pathway to interest and persistence in our students.

Elevate your Content with Universal Design for Learning – Barriers can exist to how students perceive, understand, and comprehend content. Applying UDL principles can help ensure that content does not rely on just one sense to perceive it and can support students as they interpret and internalize new information.

Optimize Student Performance with Universal Design for Learning – An overview of the barriers that might exist to student performance, including those related to physical abilities, brain function, knowledge and skill, and executive function, and how applying UDL principles can help identify and remove those barriers to emphasize learning outcomes and optimize student performance.