Full course description
It is estimated that one in four U.S. adults has a disability. However, many technologies, products, services, and events often exclude people with disabilities. Accessibility can help bridge that gap, but where do you start? This asynchronous course is designed to help educators at different levels and contexts explore basic concepts related to disability, accessibility, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL), which serve to lay the foundation for building bridges towards a more accessible world. This course will provide you with an overview of the following topics:
- Disability, including the definitions and descriptions of what disability is and how it presents itself in learners and individuals
- The principles of accessible design and how they support learners with disabilities
- The principles of universal design for learning (UDL) and plain language, including guidelines for creating inclusive learning experiences
Learning opportunities include a curated resource collection, knowledge checks, and practice activities. This self-paced course is the first step toward developing a broad understanding of the accessibility landscape so that you can help build a bridge to a better and more inclusive future.