ICON has a number of web accessibility features built right in. Utilize these features to help create a more universally accessible course.
Accessibility help topics
Creating Accessible Content
- Organizing your course accessibly
- Setting release conditions and special access to support students with different needs
- Meeting web content accessibility standards
- Accessible HTML templates
- Referring students to accessibility resources
Using Assistive Technology
- Screen reader tips
- Screen reader accessibility features
- Keyboard-only navigation tips
- Keyboard-only navigation accessibility features
- Screen magnifiers, zooming, and color contrast tips
- Screen magnifiers, zooming, and color contrast accessibility features
Web accessibility refers to how easily people with disabilities can navigate and interact with websites. Disabilities may be physical (such as blindness, low vision, deafness, or fine motor skills difficulty), or cognitive (such as dyslexia or attention deficit disorder).
People with disabilities often use assistive technologies to help them navigate the web. An assistive technology is any device that helps a person with a disability. Common web assistive technologies include modified mice and keyboards, screen readers and screen magnifiers.
Web accessibility occurs when websites support web accessibility standards, are compatible with assistive technologies, and are easy for people to navigate and understand.
What you can do
As a course designer you hold a pivotal role in ensuring that ICON is accessible to all users, regardless of their learning needs. It is your content that students must access, assess, and respond to. We strongly encourage you to follow accessibility best practices to ensure you meet the learning needs of all your students.
For more information on developing accessible course materials, email the IT Accessibility Group at email@example.com.