Accessibility and Online Education Materials

It’s a lot harder to convert in-person materials to accessible online material than you think. And you can’t leave out accessibility.

Empty theater style classroom with wooden student chairs and a black swivel intructor’s chair
Empty theater style classroom with wooden student chairs and a black swivel intructor’s chair

Continue to follow accommodations identified in 504 plans, IEPs, and by disabled student services

Not all disabled students have 504 plans, IEPs, or recommendations from disabled student services

Provide text descriptions for all non-text visuals especially informative graphics

Never, ever use raw scans of pieces of paper

Closed Caption (CC) Videos

Evaluate your videos for Descriptive Audio

Use enough strong contrast in color choices

Don’t embed text in your images

Do your tables announce in an understandable manner?

Make your link text short and understandable

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Blogger, disability advocate, nerd. Bringing the fire on ableism. A11y Architect @ VMware. Wheelchair user w/ a deaf daughter. CS, Law, and Business background

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