I want to make sure that my course is equally usable for all my students, but where do I start?
What happens if one of my students needs an accommodation and I don't know what to do?
What do I need to know to make sure that the course content that I create is accessible for students with disabilities?
This section provides and overview about best practices in digital accessibility so that you can create courses and course content that are more accessible for students with disabilities and more usable for everyone. These tips will benefit all of your students, provide a more fair learning environment for students with disabilities, and save you time in the future because students will need fewer accommodations. Remember that accessibility—like teaching—is something that requires continuous improvement and communication with students about their needs.
- Top Tips for Accessibility: Get started with digital accessibility with a quick reference of what to consider when creating content and take advantage of links to more information.
- Accessibility in 5: Build your knowledge with microlearning videos that highlight aspects of digital accessibility. A new video is available each month.
CITT Instructional Development
General Accessibility Training
- Getting Started with Accessibility - UF Accessibility
- Captioning Request - UF Accessibility
- Course Reserves - UF George A. Smathers Libraries
- Attendance Policies: Religious Holidays - UF Undergraduate Catalog
- Inclusive Teaching Resources - UF CTE
- Infographic: Teaching Across a Language Barrier
- WebAim: Web Accessibility in Mind
- The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Guidelines - CAST
- Sathy, V., & Hogan, K. A. (2019). Want to Reach All of Your Students? Here’s How to Make Your Teaching More Inclusive.The Chronicle of Higher Education.
For help incorporating accessibility best practices into your own materials, you may Request Assistance from the Center for Instructional Technology and Training.