In the event the university does need to move all face-to-face courses online to teach remotely, here are six strategies for you to prepare and have a successful transition. An overview of these strategies can be found on the home page in the overview video. Click on each strategy in the menu on the left for details.
Intentionally designing a course or document to be accessible to people with visual, aural, cognitive, motor, or other disabilities has a number of benefits to you and your audience. Beyond making your course compliant with federal law, creating accessible content has been shown to aid all students, not just those with disabilities (Linder, 2016). Also, some students never disclose a disability, and others may do so after beginning a course, so creating content that is accessible is a proactive approach.
When quickly putting together digital content, it is easy to skip steps that can help our students who need accessible content. Please use this quick guide as you create course content and reach out to Instructional Design & Technology for assistance if needed.
Linder, K. (2016). Student uses and perceptions of closed captions and transcripts: Results from a national study. Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Ecampus Research Unit. Retrieved January 3, 2017, from http://www.3playmedia.com/resources/research-studies/student-uses-of-closed-captions-and-transcripts/