By embracing a few best practices, you can make sure your online content is enhanced for use by all students. This week, we sit down with Jen Bethmann, Illinois State’s new Web Accessibility Coordinator, to explore some simple techniques to format our online media with maximum accessibility. Find out what you should be doing to your web pages and online documents to make them readable by those using screen readers and other types of accessibility software. We also discuss why you may want to reexamine how you lay out web pages, and we uncover how even the choice of words on a web page can make a difference between confusion and clarity.
You can contact Jen Bethmann through Web and Interactive Communications.
As you plan your next semester of teaching, here are some resources on web accessibility that can help: