The Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning is an advocate of inclusive teaching practices and strongly supports the University’s accessibility policy, which includes digital course materials. We partner with instructors to assess and improve the accessibility of course activities and digital resources.
When designing a course with accessibility and inclusivity in mind, you might begin by asking questions like these:
- Is it possible to deliver information in several different ways, rather than just one, to increase the chance that all students will be able to absorb and benefit from it?
- Will all students be able to participate in core class activities, regardless of physical ability?
- Can all of your students, including those with learning or physical disabilities, demonstrate mastery of learning goals without confronting unnecessary obstacles? Is there a variety of ways for students to show what they’ve learned, rather than only one type of assessed activity?