Accessibility is a shared responsibility of everyone in the Queen's community. For educators, it is important to plan and design your course(s) so that the material is inherently inclusive and accessible for all. More than ever, students learn in a variety of ways, using different methods and media. Accessible teaching can minimize the need for individual support for students with disability while enhancing the learning of all students.
Things to consider
- alternate formats and e-Reserves
- is my classroom accessible? Discuss with the Queen's Student Accessibility Services (QSAS) and Campus Planning and Development
- do I incorporate Universal Instructional Design (UID) principles into my teaching? Learn about UID
- are my onQ course pages accessible? See the onQ Accessibility tutorial
- are the PowerPoint presentations and PDF files on my onQ page accessible? Learn how to make accessible documents
- my department is hosting a seminar and planning to provide printed brochures. How do we make the event accessible? Learn about accessible event planning, accessible procurement and accessible documents.
The Accessibility Hub provides a list of "How-tos" to assist educators in designing more inclusive and accessible material for all.
Accessibility Tip: " When dimming the lights in class:"
Do not completely darken the room. A dark room may present accessibility and safety issues.