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BCcampus Open Education: Accessibility Toolkit - 2nd Edition

Educators who are thinking about creating their own open education resources (OER) may be interested in this Accessibility Toolkit published by BCcampus, an organization whose mandate is to "provide teaching, learning, educational technology, and open education support to the post-secondary institutions of British Columbia." This toolkit provides a guide to creating an open and accessible textbook...
Online Accessibility Resource Documents

As more colleges and universities embrace online education, whether through blended, flipped, or fully online courses, accessibility needs to be taken into consideration to ensure that all learners, including those with disabilities, are able to access and use course content. This collection of resources offers online instructors and course designers a solid starting point for making sure their...
Web Accessibility by Google

The practice of making sure that websites and digital tools are accessible for all users including those with disabilities is important, but developers new to thinking about accessibility may need a helping hand to get started. This free online course provided by Google on the Udacity platform offers just that. This course begins its six self-paced lessons by explaining "when and why users need...
International Disability and Development Consortium

Composed of stakeholders from several continents, the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) supports "inclusive international development and humanitarian action with a special focus on the full and effective enjoyment of human rights by all people with disabilities." Before delving into the website's resources readers should note the icons in the upper-right-hand side of the...
Accessibility Hub

Courtesy of Queen's University, located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, Accessibility Hub invites users to be an "Access Ally." Some of the materials are specific to the campus, with accessibility tools for faculty, students, and visitors. However, the How-to Info tab contains a bevy of general tools. Here, readers will find resources for designing accessible websites, social media accounts, events,...