Accessibility and Usability Online

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Accessibility refers to a product, device, service, or environment that is available to as many people as possible, e.g. online captioning for people with hearing impairment or adding text descriptions (ALT Text) of images to be read with a screen reader.

When a design meets the needs of broad range of potential users and their situations, it is called universal design

Current web design guidelines (WCAG 2.0) recommend that all web content be accessible. This tutorial will help online instructors and web content providers apply web accessibility and universal design principles to creating accessible content for instruction.  

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Last Updated: 12/28/16