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Designing for Accessibility with POUR

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Published on Jun 11, 2019

Many of the learning materials educators use in the classroom (such as lecture handouts and the course syllabus) are self-created and understanding how to make them accessible to all students including those with disabilities is critical. The authoring tools used to create these materials often include options for adding accessibility into the content creation workflow, and standards such as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) provide guidance for how to do so. The WCAG guidelines are written in technical language that can be confusing to even veteran developers. Fortunately, they can be distilled into four core principles, as captured by the acronym POUR (Perceivable, Operable, Understandable and Robust), that define four qualities of an accessible user experience. Using the revision of a course syllabus as the context, this webinar, brought to you by the NSF funded AccessATE project and the National AEM Center at CAST, will focus on practical tips and techniques based on the POUR principles you can implement right away to ensure your documents are accessible and work for all learners from the start, by design.

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