Instructional materials from the University of Washington on how to improve existing courses and design new ones to ensure all students can benefit from online educational opportunities.
Provide an Accessible Platform & Materials
If you use virtual platforms for instruction and for sharing digital content, you must ensure the technology your program uses is accessible so everyone can engage remotely.
Research & Procure Accessible Platforms:
Research the platforms that support your instructional needs and confirm they have accessibility features that fit the needs of your apprentices. Several mainstream platforms, including Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet, have accessibility features
- Read “How to Pick an Accessible Virtual Meeting Platform” for the details you’ll need to choose the right platform.
Create & Share Accessible Training Materials:
Any training materials you provide or present to your apprentices need to be accessible. That means presentations, syllabi, curricula, lecture materials, assignments, and online tests.
- Check out these resources from Teach Access, University of Minnesota, Mapping Access, and Michigan State University to learn how to ensure your apprenticeship training materials are accessible.
- The University of Washington’s DO-IT Center has a Tutorial for Making Online Learning Accessible to Students with Disabilities.
- Many of the best practices related to accessible meetings also apply to accessible training. Review these steps for making virtual presentations accessible.