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Universal Design Principles

All distance education courses, and courses that use distance education technology, must be accessible to students with disabilities. And, materials must abide by copyright laws.

Let's support our students, and our college, by following the law. For example, scanning textbook pages and uploading them into Canvas violates the law related to both accessibility and copyright. Need help contacting your publisher for accessible electronic materials? We can do that. Need captions for your videos? There's a service that does it for you! [Distance Education Captioning and Transcription] Looking for videos already captioned? [Easily search YouTube for only videos with captions.]

Universal Design Principles (for ALL students)

  • Universal Design Principles (for ALL students)
  • Provide text alternatives for non-text content.
  • Provide captions and alternatives for audio and video content.
  • Make content adaptable; and make it available to assistive technologies.
  • Use sufficient contrast to make things easy to see and hear.
  • Make ail functionality keyboard accessible.
  • Give users enough time to read and use content.
  • Do not use content that may cause seizures.
  • Help users navigate and find content.
  • Make text readable and understandable.
  • Make content appear and operate in predictable ways.
  • Help users avoid and correct mistakes.
  • Maximize compatibility with current and future technologies.

FOR ASSISTANCE on creating accessible content, please contact the TLC.

WebTLC Home Page
Phone 831-479-5030

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