Lone Star College recognizes and supports the principles set forth in federal and state laws designed to eliminate discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities. The College believes in equal access to educational opportunities for all individuals and is committed to making reasonable accommodations, including providing auxiliary aids and services, for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by law.
Building Accessible Courses
Individual student accommodation remains an important part of creating equitable access to online education. However, there are several proactive steps faculty can take to build accessible content and incorporate universal design strategies to enhance the accessibility of their online course.
Accessible online content can be compared to physical wheelchair ramps and accessible entryways, it provides a digital pathway and allows all students to enter and utilize the course.
To get assistance with implementing accessible practices, using tools such as Ally and EquatIO, or to ask questions about accessibility, please contact the office best suited to assist you:
- Campus Technologists / VTAC Support: Assistance with D2L tools, technology, and accessible course content guidance.
- Instructional Designers: Assistance with accessible course design best practices.
- Disability Services: Assistance with course accommodations and support for specific student accommodations.
- Accessibility Services and Resources: Assistance with public accessibility inquiries, legal compliance for campus or system-wide access, and employee accommodations.
Select a format for accessibility tips and instructions:
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