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Accessibility: Teaching to ALL Students in an Online Course

Presenters: Jackie Luft, Ed. D., Western Colorado University

This course is worth 5 hours (0.5 CEU) of professional development. A certificate of completion can be printed once the program has been completed.


About this Course

Universal Design of Learning and Digital Accessibility are terms that are frequently used in the world of online education. But what do they really mean to an online instructor? This course explains various simple and easy techniques one can implement to ensure access to instruction for all students.



Module 1

What does universal design actually mean?  What is digital accessibility?  This module explores the following topics: 

  • Introduction to ADA
  • Universal Design Defined
  • Digital Accessibility Defined
  • Do I Need to Implement Universal Design?


Module 2

Mastering the three principles of universal design will ensure your online courses are truly accessible to ALL students.  This module covers the following topics:

  • Three Principles of Universal Design Learning
  • ADA Unawareness
  • Regulations and Captioning
  • New Methods


Module 3

Implementing technology can be a challenging issue.  STARLINK discusses the following topics in this module: 

  • Challenges
  • Best Practices
  • Implementing Technology
  • Final Thoughts