As always, creating an inclusive and accessible learning experience for all students is a top priority, even when the learning environment changes unexpectedly. This includes providing accessible content and implementing student disability accommodations. When learning environments change, students may not know the protocol for gaining access, so faculty can help by creating accessible materials, making sure students know where to find materials, and directing students to the Center for Student Access
Here is a resources for faculty: Accessibility Tips
- Text Contrast: Use black text on a white background to ensure that the text stands out on the page.
- Text Styles: Do not rely on color alone to denote differences in emphasis and content meaning.
- Heading Styles: Use built-in heading styles to designate content organization.
- List Styles: Use the built-in bullet or number styles for lists.
- Alt Text: Provide a brief text alternative for images, graphs, and charts that answers the question: why is this image important?
- Closed Captioning: Captioning your media provides greater student comprehension of the material covered and provides access to media for individuals with hearing impairments in compliance with federal regulations. (See the Resources page and then eLearning on this website for using Kaltura for video captioning).
Link Text: Use descriptive titles for link text, titles, and headers.
- Tables: Use simple tables when possible, with column and row headers.