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Making Your Online Classroom Accessible

Tips to make your online class more accessible: descriptive links, alt text, captions and transcripts, text formatting, and color contrast.

You’ve decided to create an online course and sell it. You know you need to make the classroom accessible to People with Disabilities (PwD) but are unclear on what that means. There are a few simple ways to implement accessibility features into your workflow:


First, check with the platform you are using. Different platforms have different requirements and tools that can help you. Some even have accessibility checkers that will flag areas for you to improve.


Know that people have different ideas about what accessibility needs are required for learners and customers. Basically, an accessible course means it contains various tools and strategies to make the content available to learners with different needs.


No matter the platform, here are the essential features to implement that will help make your classroom more accessible:


Finally, check in with learners who are PwD for feedback and look to continuously improve your course.

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Angela Britcher

Angela Britcher, M.A. is an adjunct professor, curriculum developer, and content writer.
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