Creating accessible content and interactions to support diverse learning preferences are the guiding principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and support a wide range of learners, whether or not they identify as a person with a disability.
More information on upcoming trainings for faculty online teaching enhancement, especially for supporting accessible course materials is posted on the Instructional Technology myUMBC page.
Can't wait to learn more? Sign up for the next Ally training here. (Thursday).
Want to know more about what Instructional Technology is training about? Here is more detail from their post:
Improving the accessibility of course content not only helps ensure students with different abilities can access materials, but it improves the learning experience for everyone, including those who use mobile devices.
Their workshops offer ideas for developing a +1 strategy to improve your course accessibility and highlight tools to get started.
These tools start with Blackboard Ally. Available in both Original and Ultra courses, Ally scans content in Blackboard and provides feedback and tools to identify and fix accessibility issues.
Leverage Ally's powerful alternative format options yourself, and let students know they can download content in multiple formats that give them choices in how they watch, read, or listen.