MOOC: Basics of Inclusive Design for Online Education

Accessibility MOOC
May 7, 2018

Learn how to make courses more accessible in this new 5-week Coursera MOOC.

This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is being taught by Emily Moore, Howard Kramer, and Clayton Lewis of the University of Colorado Boulder.

Description

As it says on the MOOC's homepage:

This course provides instruction and strategies to support you in developing a course that is inclusive to students with a wide range of abilities, including students with disabilities. We cover effective practices to increase inclusion and avoid some of the common accessibility issues that can arise in an online course.

In particular, Basics of Inclusive Design Online covers course organization, the accessibility of Microsoft Office and PDF documents, making course instruction pages accessible, captioning of videos, making images accessible, and designing for learning differences. We also discuss how inclusive course materials can help all students, including students without disabilities.

This course will appeal to those who want both a broad overview of the range of accessibility considerations and also a step-by-step guide of how to check documents for accessibility, caption a video, or prepare course content for non-visual users.

Who is this class for: Anyone interested in making their courses more accessible, from faculty designing their own courses to course designers, should find this class helpful. No specific prerequisites are needed although some knowledge of Learning Management Systems and Microsoft Office products will help you get the most out of this course.

How to Enroll

For further information and to enroll, visit Basics of Inclusive Design for Online Education.