Introduction to Accessibility

One of the underlying principles of open education is to promote accessible and inclusive learning. However, accessibility and inclusion go far beyond the affordability of open educational resources. To ensure that all students can benefit from their full potential, OER should also be adapted to a variety of disabilities and learning abilities.

This module focuses particularly on the accessibility of web content and practices to follow to ensure the creation and use of accessible OER.

silhouette icon of a dark blue pencil within a golden outline of a square that has rounded corners Learning Outcomes

  1. Comprehend the importance of accessibility, and compliance with the AODA legislation in Ontario in OER
  2. Explain web accessibility requirements of AODA and WCAG
  3. Apply appropriate web accessibility requirements when using and authoring OER, using Pressbooks as an example.


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