Why is Accessible Content Important?
Designing accessible courses is important because it provides educational opportunities to all students. For example, a captioned video is not only helpful to the deaf student but benefits non-native English speakers. It also provides a sense of independence to students with disabilities. Plus, when it comes to accessibility, it is better to be proactive than reactive as you may be required to redesign majors parts of the online courses or assignments to make it accessible to students with disabilities.
Below are some tools to check for accessibility: