Provide course materials, notes, and other information resources that are engaging, flexible, and accessible for all students.
- Be sure that electronic documents are in accessible formats before class.
- Determine readings and texts early enough (usually 4-6 weeks) so that electronic texts can be acquired from the publishers or created.
- Put a copy of all required readings on reserve in the library.
- Consider making a course packet rather than asking students to buy a whole book from which they will only read one chapter.
- Use videos that are captioned.
- Locate video and audio clips that complement the text-based resources.
- Utilize visuals and visualizations to enhance the text-based resources.
- Consider how your multimedia examples are, or are not, reflecting cultural diversity.
Disability Services: Contact disability services if you have specific questions about adapting materials from your class for students.
Selected Teaching Effectiveness Program Resources for Information Resources and Technology
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Understanding Digital Images ( PDF 810K ) addresses the reasons you might consider adding digital images to your course content; and what you will need to know about in terms of accessibility, inclusive classroom considerations, copyright and fair use, file size, and format options.
Multimedia in the Inclusive Classroom: addresses working with multimedia and how it affects the cultural representations within presentations.
Inventories: provides inventory resources to identify multiple learning styles and tools to best reach different styles.