When it comes to using resources and getting the most out of a course, students with disabilities may have a more difficult experience than others. Luckily, there are a number of things you can implement to boost accessibility in your course.
1. Make your resources more navigable by including a table of contents and descriptive hyperlinks where possible
2. Provide course materials in documents which allow users to change the font or increase its size, such as Word files
3. Make sure that closed captions are available for any videos - students who are hard of hearing will find it easier to read than to listen. If transcripts are available for audio files or lectures, make sure that these are signposted and are easily accessible
4. Support dyslexic students by simplifying language, and including images and other visuals where possible...
5. ...but try to stick to neutral colours, and make sure that the foreground and background of an image use contrasting colours or shades
6. Ensure all images and videos are accompanied by detailed descriptions or 'alt attributes', for the benefit of students using screen-readers, and that any text that appears in the image is also included here
7. Ask for feedback! All students have different needs, and they know more than anyone what needs to be done to make learning more accessible for them. Send out surveys, or include options for feedback on any materials you send out