Accessibility and Mobility
Design Considerations for Accessibility and Mobility
Accessibility refers to enabling any person using any type of browsing technology (e.g., a screen reader or a hand-held device) to access all the information on a website. Mobility is a subset of accessibility that deals specifically with mobile devices. This section contains online learning resource design considerations for accessibility (that encompass mobility), plus design considerations that are unique to mobility.
SOL*R Learning Resources on Designing for Accessibility
- A series of five Workshops on Web Accessibility developed by UBC and funded by BCcampus (link to http://solr.bccampus.ca/bcc/items/2fb8bcc2-34f1-074e-d6ed-8ee992be1d8b/1/ViewItem.jsp?backto=%2Fbcc%2Faccess%2Fsearch.do%3Fbasic.method%3Dsearch%26paging.page%3D1%26paging.perpage%3D0%26qs.clicked%3Dtrue%26qs.query%3Daccessibility)
- Accessibility in Online Learning (a process manual, workshop presentations, and Webcasts developed by UBC which serve as a guide to making content more accessible to students with disabilities—and more usable for everyone) (link to http://solr.bccampus.ca/bcc/items/6dd74c33-930b-1621-1a7b-88bd63809200/2/ViewItem.jsp?backto=%2Fbcc%2Faccess%2Fsearch.do%3Fbasic.method%3Dsearch%26paging.page%3D1%26paging.perpage%3D0%26qs.clicked%3Dtrue%26qs.query%3Daccessibility)
- PDF version of the Accessibility in Online Learning: Web Accessibility Process Manual. (link to http://solr.bccampus.ca/bcc/items/4d2021bd-f04e-5923-6cb6-b9b6eec59074/2/Accessibility_Online_Learning_17Oct06.pdf?backto=close)
Additional Information on Designing for Accessibility
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Design Considerations Specific to Mobility
Originally content for mobile devices had to be authored specifically for the device. With advances in technology, mobile devices (e.g., phones) can now access the content via the Internet. When designing online learning resources for mobility, ?provide some standards and approaches that should be followed???
Legal Requirements for Accessibility in Post-secondary Environments
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