Accessibility

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The University of Missouri “strives to assure that no qualified person with a disability shall, solely by reason of the disability, be denied access to, participation in, or the benefits of any program or activity operated by UM.” This explicitly includes online programs and activities.

Accessibility is for everyone. Although there are legal mandates requiring us to make educational materials accessible (e.g., the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act), accessibility is essentially just good design.

Accessibility Checklist

This quick Accessibility Checklist is meant to help faculty increase the accessibility of their course materials through using centrally supported learning technologies in a practical way.

The checklist provides basic steps for faculty to improve the learning experience for students with disabilities in particular, and all students in general.

Accessibility guides

These accessibility guides have been developed by the Missouri Online | Office of eLearning to assist instructors who are creating accessible content in their courses.

Universal design

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for curriculum development that gives all students equal opportunities to learn.

Campus offices of accessibility

Contact information for each campuses' accessibility offices. 

Additional resources

Additional information from top sources on accessible design for your online courses.