Accessibility Resources

Designing Content to Meet the Needs of All Learners

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Universal Design is a way to make learning more attainable for all students, including students with disabilities. It may also reduce the need for some individualized accommodations by providing flexible and customizable delivery of content, assignments, and activities. A universally designed course lays the foundation for which all students can have access to course materials.

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Closed Captioning and Transcripts

Closed Captioning for video provides a text version of conversations and audio on screen. Closed captioning allows video content to be accessible to all students and provides a way to view content without sound. Transcripts are the text version of video and audio content in a single document. Closed Captions and transcripts provide alternative formats of audio and video content and meet accessibility requirements.


For information to edit captions within Kaltura using Cielo24, click the following link: Cielo24 Tutorials

Below is a Knowledge Base article about managing closed captions for videos you own, or if you use videos owned or licensed by others.


Online Course Development Accessibility Checklist

When developing online courses, we typically think about the objectives that students should achieve by the end of the course, the topics that will be presented over the course of the semester, and the assessments that measure the achievement of the stated objectives. These are all vital components of a course and should be accessible to all students. To ensure that course materials are accessible to all learners, ATDL has created an Accessibility Checklist. The checklist allows course developers to proactively create courses that are accessible and reduce the need for individual accommodations.

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