Accessibility

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

Using Assistive Technology

About Accessibility

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 itaccessibility@uiowa.edu.