Digital Accessibility & Universal Design for Learning
The aim of Universal Design for Learning is to provide multiple means of student engagement, representation, and expression. “UDL provides useful guidelines for developing curricula, selecting materials and creating learning environments that takes into account the wide variability of learners in higher ed environments.” (CAST)
We realize that making courses accessible to all students can be a challenge, but the solutions to these challenges needn’t all be complicated or time-consuming. We hope that you find the blog posts and resources provided here easy to apply and helpful in understanding and developing accessible course content for our students.
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Newest Digital Accessibility Topics
Easily Convert Images & PDF to Text with Google
Page scan, shared PDF, screenshot, photo of a brainstorm session...Read More
Hyperlinks – Creating Accessible Content
Let’s briefly chat about “Hyperlinks”. As you know, “Hyperlinks” are...Read More
Effective Use of Color – Creating Accessible Content
Do you ever have trouble reading text in a document...Read More
PowerPoint Accessibility Module
This eLearning module will provide step-by-step instructions and best practices...Read More
Faculty and staff at Meredith College have access to our Library of Accessibility Resources course in Brightspace covering:
- Understanding accessibility
- Design concepts
- Universal design
- Word documents
- Screen readers
If you don’t have access to the course, please contact the IDAT team.
Disability Services collaborates with students, faculty, staff, and community members to create usable, equitable, inclusive and sustainable living and working environments on campus.
IDAT can help with general accessibly related to our supported software but for comprehensive accessibility and disability needs please contact Meredith College’s Disability Services.
Blackboard ALLY is a accessibility tool integrated into Brightspace. It will gauge accessibility of content and provide tools for making it more accessible or providing other formats.
A demonstration of the ALLY tool is available here.
ALLY is not currently turned on for all courses. To request ALLY for your courses, please contact the IDAT team.