Accessibility Corner

Accessibility goes hand in hand with UDL and is essential to any classroom environment. The Accessibility Corner is here to support your project development.

Accessibility

Universal design practices help us develop content that is as accessible as possible. Accessibility is for everyone, whether or not they identify as “needing” accessible content. Students who are registered with the UBC Centre for Accessibility receive additional support to ensure their documented accommodations are met. Some of these accommodations require extra resources, like ASL interpretation, note-taking support, specialized content formatting, access assistants for lab work, or private space/proctoring for accommodated exams. “Accessible design” doesn’t necessarily mean that you, as an instructor, can cover all the bases – and you’re definitely not expected to do so! But accessible design does help ensure that your students will be able to fully engage with your materials and your teaching. Visit our Accessibility Resources page to learn more!

Here are some guides to help you start thinking about accessibility in the context of your teaching and material development.

Learn how to create an accessible syllabus, schedules, rubrics, and other documents when planning your course

Find tips and guides on how to create accessible documents and layouts to suit the needs of all your users

Learn how to use alt text and descriptions for images and complex data visualizations to meet accessibility standards

Learn how to create accessible media content by providing captions and transcripts and how to use collaborative tools

Help support students who may be in need of accommodations as they take on new learning experiences

Incorporate accessible design when planning your lab to ensure students can participate safely and comfortably

Have more questions?

If you have more questions or would like to connect to learn more about resources you’d like to use in your specific project, we’re here to help!