Category: Accessibility & Universal Design

The accessibility articles on this site, created by Information Technology Services, are informational only and are intended to help faculty create more universally accessible content using the tools and technologies available at The College of Saint Rose. The Office of Services for Students with Disabilities coordinates academic support services for students with disabilities, such as extended time on tests, note taker support, and computer technology. Please seek their guidance and support in choosing texts for your course.

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Accessibility: Not just a civil right

A recent article published by EDUCAUSE Review makes the case that framing ‘accessibility’ as a civil right is perhaps the most effective way to gain the attention of┬ácollege faculty, staff, administrators, and students. That’s because a potential civil rights violation is assumed, by many, to be a serious matter that could put the organization’s finances and reputation at risk. While… Read more →

Accessible Design Benefits All

Researchers are finding that┬ácourses built for accessibility can actually benefit all learners – not just student(s) with documented disabilities. The scope of what we mean by “building” or “designing” can range from a fully-online course to a traditional course that houses a few documents or resources on Blackboard – blended learning. Likewise, the scope of who we mean when we… Read more →