3-Part Accessibility Series

Accessibility means creating the ability for all students to access any technology, environment, service, and product regardless of their disabilities. Just as we expect parking lots with assigned handicap parking spaces and buildings with wheelchair ramps and elevators, your remote learning environment must be approached in the same way.

This series covers web accessibility compliance standards, shows you how to create accessible online classes, and explains how assistive technology works.

hand using touch screen web accessibility functionalityPart 1: What is web accessibility and what are compliance standards?

Learn more about web accessibility and important compliance standards such as ADA, WCAG, Section 508, UAAG, and ATAG.

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Part 2: How to create accessible online classes (with examples)

Does your online class content have the appropriate color contrast? Are you using best practices to provide text descriptions for multimedia and hyperlinks? Learn the specifics of creating a well-designed accessible online class.

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female student using accessible assistive technologyPart 3: Assistive technology in remote learning and how it works

See common assistive technologies and learn how they work and integrate with your current educational technology. You’ll also learn what to look for in a VPAT review to make sure it’s useful and relevant for your institution’s needs.

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Comprehensive Guide to Online Exams

Online exams are a great alternative to traditional in-person assessments because they’re flexible and efficient. While online exams are a great option, they can also be full of pitfalls and serious challenges if you’re not prepared. 

This comprehensive three-part guide covers everything you need to know to create effective online exams that allow your students to show what they know, prevent cheating, and protect the academic integrity of your programs.

Definitive Guide for Comparing Online Proctoring Services

5-part guide to use when comparing online proctoring services.

This guide covers: the need for online proctoring, the types of online proctoring services, feature and functionality questions to ask, support and implementation questions to ask, and cost structures.