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Five Accessible Course Design Tips You Can Implement Next Term

Author: Jody Gorham

Posted on Dec 5, 2019

Category: News and Notices

Here are ideas to help you reach and teach more of your students in your Winter 2020 courses:

1. Post all of your course materials--notes, slides, articles, videos, etc.--on D2L for anywhere, anytime access. Make sure text-based materials are crisp, clear, and in PDF format for use with text-to-voice and other accessibility software or tools. 

2. Post class lecture slides in advance of class so that students can utilize tools such as One Note to add their own notes to the slides. 

3. Present content in more than one way to tap into learner preferences. For example, provide students the choice of reading an article or viewing a video to learn more about a particular concept.  Many students will choose both options to aid their understanding.

4. Award participation marks to students who post copies of their class notes on D2L to share with their classmates.

5. Build extra-time (time and 1/2) into your quizzes, tests, and exams and communicate this to your students. This will reduce the need for test/exam accommodations for some students. 

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Contact: Jody Gorham

Email Address: jgorham1@unb.ca