What is accessibility?
Accessibility in teaching and learning refers to the design and offering of content in formats that accommodate disabilities such as hearing loss, vision impairment, and learning challenges.
What is the purpose of accessibility?
The goal is to create a barrier free learning environment. Universal Design is frequently used in this context and refers to the provision of equitable access to all, whether or not a person has a disability.
How to use accessibility
Content can be made accessible by following the principles set out by the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). See the links below for guidance.
- W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
- Western Accessibility web site
- Barrier Free Web Accessibility at Western
- Assistive Technology and Accessible Workstations/Speciality Software in Western Libraries
- Services for Students with Disabilities
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- How to create accessible documents from Queen's University