D2L Scenario #8 Accessibility Compliance and Universal Design for Learning
From Robert Kitchin
Providing multiple ways for students to gain knowledge, demonstrate knowledge, and interact goes a long way toward making a course accessible and valuable to all students, including those with disabilities. Though not an accessibility expert, Dr. Jay understands this and is concerned about meeting the diverse needs of all of their students. Dr. Jay understands and appreciates that though many of their students might never request a disability-related accommodation they would nevertheless benefit from accessible content and course design.
How does your LMS enable Dr. Jay to:
- Assure that course design is adaptable to the needs of specific individuals?
- Assure that course content is adaptable to the needs of specific individuals?
- Know when course content isn’t accessible?
- Save time with automatic or low effort solutions to identified accessibility problems?
- Rely on the LMS to create or suggest flexible alternative formats of content so that students and faculty do not experience access barriers from the outset and/or can address those barriers on their own without significant intervention?
- Worry less about missing mandatory ADA compliance issues in their online course and focus on designing quality teaching and learning experiences with their students?
How does your LMS enable the universities of the University of Maine System to:
- Conduct institution-wide, program-wide and course level reporting on course content accessibility so that they can improve accessibility and support faculty and student success?
- Leverage your solution to accommodate mainstream, third-party assistive tools that support all learners?