Accessibility is both a legal issue, and a human one. On the one hand, there are laws in place that require educational providers to create materials such as websites, informational documents, and technology tools that are accessible to all students, or else risk being fined or sued. On the other hand, accessibility is also an important human issue in that it is about giving all students the same access to succeed in higher education.

For online and technology-enhanced higher education, extra steps must be taken to ensure that course materials, learning management systems, websites, social media, and other digital and interactive tools have been designed in a manner that allows all students with a variety of different abilities to utilize them. The resources that we have provided here will help you and your institution set your students up for success by providing learning materials in formats that are accessible to all learners.

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