Summary of Accessibility

Key Takeaways

  1. An accessible OER is a resource that is adapted to a variety of disabilities and learning abilities
  2. The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) requires that web content comply with WCAG 2.0, level AA
  3. For an OER to be accessible, it is essential to consider its structure, the legibility of the text, descriptive hyperlinks, tables, alternative texts for images, colour contrast as well as captioning and transcripts of audio or video content
  4. Even if an authoring platform or application complies with accessibility standards, OER authors are also responsible for ensuring that the content they add is also accessible
  5. Everyone benefits from accessibility best practices

Useful Resources

Module Map

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