Online Learning Update

May 26, 2018

How Can We Improve Accessibility Through Instructional Design?

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

By Michael Sano, EdSurge

Regardless of how they represented their concepts, #DLNchat-ters agreed: accessibility starts at the beginning of the design process. Phyllis Brodsky put it this way, “The commitment to accessibility should be authentic, not rote, and up front, not an afterthought… Applying sound pedagogy that drives design and truly integrates UDL is foundational.”  Part of this process is considering the platform in which the course will be designed. As Albat pointed out, “Just the LMS can be a challenge in itself. Screen readers have an awful time with the separate sections.”

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