The Theory of "Universal Design"
The concept of "Universal Design" emphasizes the importance of considering all types of disabilities and learning styles as new course materials are created. The idea is to present materials in a variety of ways to suit the learning needs of all students from the start, instead of retroactively modifying course materials once a disability is known. By providing course materials in a variety of formats at the beginning of a course, we can make all individuals feel welcome and included.
How to Make Your Materials Accessible
Below are some resources for ensuring online technology is accessible to all members of the Loyola community. You will also soon be able to test the accessibility of your materials at an accessibility computer lab that is coming to the Loyola/Notre Dame Library.
If you need help with any of these materials or if you have additional questions, please contact us.
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