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Universal Design

Universal Design for Learning is a set of principles for curriculum development intended to minimize or eliminate barriers to learning with a focus on increasing access to course information and providing all individuals equal opportunities to learn.

Universal Design Guides

General Accessibility Design Guidelines

  • Detailed information on design guidelines
  • Specific directions for how to implement these guidelines with various resources such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, PDFs, YouTube, etc.
  • Specific directions for how to implement guidelines with Canvas

Accessibility within Canvas

  • Supported screen readers and browsers
  • How to navigate Canvas using screen readers and keyboard shortcuts
  • Accessibility broken down by specific feature

UDOIT - Universal Design Tool in Canvas

  • Tool available for use in all Canvas courses
  • Scans courses to identify accessibility issues
  • Provides resources on how to address common accessibility issues, most of which can be corrected right there on the UDOIT page
  • Check the TLC calendar for scheduled demos or contact to setup an appointment to learn more

Learning Opportunities

Universal Design for Online Learning

  • 8 week Illinois Online Network course
  • Offered June 4 - July 28, 2018

Foundations of Accessibility for Educators

  • 4 week Illinois Online Network course
  • Offered March 9 - April 14, 2018

Accessibility: Designing and Teaching Courses for all Learners

  • Self-paced Canvas Network MOOC
  • Open enrollment

Additional KCC Resources

Web Resources