Make the digital environment accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities. While professionals working in educational technology and commercial Web design have made significant progress in meeting the needs of users with disabilities, humanities scholars creating digital projects all too often fail to take these needs into account. This situation would be much improved if more projects embraced the concept of universal design, the idea that we should always keep the largest possible audience in mind in our design decisions, ensuring that our final product serves the needs of those with disabilities as well as those without.
From Inside Higher Ed: ”At MLA, discussions of how digital communications can help level the playing field” http://ow.ly/gAX8L
Okay, but there’s no level playing field if digital academic resources and communication channels remain unusable for people with disabilities. For more information on this topic, read http://ow.ly/gAXCA and http:…[Read more]
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I would like to add that we also fall short in teaching our students how to embrace universal design in the digital work we ask students to create in our courses. We could […]