Accessible means a person with a disability is afforded the opportunity to acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services as a person without a disability in an equally effective and equally integrated manner, with substantially equivalent ease of use. A person with a disability must be able to obtain the information as fully, equally, and independently as a person without a disability. Although this might not result in identical ease of use compared to that of persons without disabilities, it still must ensure equal opportunity to the educational benefits and opportunities afforded by the technology and equal treatment in the use of such technology.
Below are some resources with guidelines and tips on maintaining accessibility:
- Blackboard's free self-paced course, "Universal Design and Accessibility for Online Learning", available through CourseSites, for guidance in building courses that are accessible. Click Self-Enroll.
- Adobe Connects Accessibility Features
- KU Accessibility Website
- Accessibility Checklists
- Making Accessible Documents
- Setting up Blackboard Tests to allow for extend time accommodations (video)
- Video Captioning - Please review the Recommended Video Captioning Options put together by TLT. If you have additional questions regarding captioning, please call 913-588-7107.
ADA Compliant Websites & Documents Presentation - March 10, 2015
- Download the complete PowerPoint presentation
- Brown Bag Talk: ADA Compliant Websites and Documents - Video
- Blackboard: Why Accessibility?