Universal Design for Learning, or UDL, provides a framework for instructors—whether its higher education, K-12 or even corporate learning—that removes potential learning barriers for all learners, including those who experience learning differences and those with learning disabilities. In comparison to individualized accommodations, UDL anticipates what works best for a variety of students and intentionally integrates that throughout the course, reaching a larger portion of students. With UDL, authentic learning takes place, permitting learners to uniquely engage with educational content with multiple opportunities to respond and express their evidence of learning. Read on to learn more.
In this guest post by ReadSpeaker, you'll learn the meaning of standard text to speech (TTS) and about some of the populations who benefit from TTS. You'll learn a few ways businesses can leverage voice technology to achieve mission-critical goals. You'll also learn the history of this continually developing field.
Accessibility goes beyond ensuring that our buildings, roads and walkways are safe and usable for as many people regardless of ability. It also extends to our digital spaces – websites, online courses, social media, apps, etc. – to ensure that information and activities are sensible, meaningful, and usable for as many people as possible. Just like a website, documents are also required to meet accessibility standards.
CourseArc’s founding story centers on creating better lifelong learning opportunities for all and removing barriers so everyone can learn. We saw firsthand the limitations that many products on the market had—especially when it came to accessibility—and worked to build a course authoring tool that would address that. That drive to create accessible online course content has remained at the forefront of everything we do.
Well-executed content creates a better user experience for everyone. When content on a website is accessible, it means all users, regardless of their level of ability, condition, or circumstance are able to access it. Here are five surefire ways your content hits the mark.
We’ve been in this business for a while, so here is what we predict will be the top trends for 2022 for online education and training.
Is your course content designed for the modern online student? Students in 2019 expect an education that is as tech-savvy as they are. These seven questions will help you determine if your online content is up-to-date and well-designed.
The most successful strategy for creating an equitable tech experience is the use of a platform that employs an accessible design in the earliest content development stages. CourseArc is dedicated to ensuring content is accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. CourseArc allows easy creation of WCAG 2.1 AA compliant content and assessments.
CourseArc's intuitive approach to course development makes creating engaging and interactive online courses simple, and accessibility is never an afterthought. The recently released WCAG 2.1 requirements spell out how to ensure content is accessible for all learners. We are pleased to share that after internal and third-party review, we are in full compliance with the new A and AA criteria.
Classrooms of all types, traditional and virtual, K-12, higher ed, and professional, use technology every day to prepare students through online learning. When used strategically and creatively, educational technology can provide meaningful opportunities for students. But instructors and administrators must make sure the digital learning is accessible to all students, including those with disabilities.