Why Consider Making Your Class More Accessible?

While the contemporary university has made significant strides toward prioritizing accommodation in those instances when student disability is made public and apparent, academic culture has not yet matured to appreciate the value of a pedagogy that centers the experiences and perspectives of students with disabilities. There are some simple steps that you can take to make your course more accessible for all of your students. 

Universal Design for Learning is one way to approach making your course more accessible for all of your students.  It takes into account: 1)Representation - how you present material,  2) Expression - designing how you are asking students to demonstrate understanding and 3) Engagement - motivating, empowering students to take control of their learning. We have produced this digital resource as a way to help facilitate that process. Here you will find resources that we have collected for both instructors and students. This project has grown out of, and is meant to supplement, the various campus efforts oriented toward broadening classroom equity.