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Make your Course Accessible

Accessibility of online content is a key focus area for providers of online programs. Ensuring a quality learning experience for all learners – including those with a disability – can be easier than you think. Below are some resources to help you get started.

The Accessibility Committee has developed a framework for creating accessible online content. This framework will help you understand the elements of an accessible online course and provides strategies for making your online course content accessible.

Accessibility and Usability Best Practices Using the Learn LMS Editor

This manual (PDF) provides specific examples of accessibility and usability best practices when creating and managing online content through the Learning Managements System (LMS) editor. LMS editors are the gateways through which most content makes its way into online courses.  The examples here are taken from the BlackBoard Learn LMS, but are applicable to most LMS and CMS editor interfaces.

Cheat Sheets

Cheat sheets are intended to be printed out and hung on office or cubicle walls as a quick reference.

Multimedia Presentations

WebAIM Resources

WebAIM ( is one of the best and most comprehensive resources on the Web for online accessibility. Here are a few articles covering important aspects of accessibility: