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Make your LMS inclusive.

Whether you use Canvas, Blackboard, D2L, or another Learning Management System, there are basic accessibility best practices we can use to ensure we’re creating a course that is inclusive and supports our students’ learning.

5 FIXES

If you’re not sure where to start, then start here!

While there are many best practices to get your LMS in gear, I’ve found that these 5 fixes likely address most of the accessibility issues in your course shells.

See the tutorials below on:

Font

Abbreviations

Color

Links

Videos

EXAMPLE

See the difference in accessibility (and clarity of information) by comparing these “identical” course shell/web pages.

Video Tutorial
5 Simple ADA Fixes for Course Shells

WEB TUTORIALS

Abbreviations

  • Avoid common abbreviations (e.g., “pts.” versus “points”) as some screen readers may struggle to read them. See the above video for more information.Choosing the Right Font

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