Here are some resources on accessibility and universal design for distance education:

Sloan-C logo  What Students with Disabilities Want Faculty & Administrators to Know
by The Sloan Consortium
Students with different disabilities shared their perspectives about accessibility, working with students with disabilities, and strategies to increase online student success. Launch Webinar (in Blackboard Collaborate) >>
PDF Accessibility icon PDF Accessibility
by Les T. Johnson
We were recently approached by an instructor of an online class about improving the accessibility of the scanned book chapters she was using in her course. Read article >>
Rakesh Babu Building a 'Blind-Friendly' Internet
by Kathy Quirk
Rakesh Babu demonstrates how a blind person uses the Internet. He runs his mouse across the pad, and a screen reader rapidly speaks everything that appears on his computer screen - plus graphic tags and other background coding. Read article >>
 SAC logo VISA: Verified Individualized Service and Accommodations
by Student Accessibility Center and UWM Employee Development
Learn the ins and outs of the VISA, UW-Milwaukee's official document for registered students with disabilities. Read article >>