Accessible Content is Better Content

Have you ever wondered if students who use assistive technologies like screen readers and electronic braille are able to learn from your content? The answer is usually yes, but often times they have to overcome quite a few obstacles to do so. Check out this video from the National Federation of the Blind to learn what it’s like to be them.

There are some simple tweaks you can make to your course materials that would make them tremendously more useful to your learners.

First, consider the Ally accessibility score of files you have uploaded in myCourses. This score indicates how accessible your files are and points out any potential accessibility concerns.

We also encourage you to check out and bookmark our “How Can I Make my Content Accessible?” page. We have posted several quick steps you can take to make your materials more accessible as you produce them in programs like Word, PowerPoint, and myCourses.

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