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Open Educational Resources: Accessibility

Key Concepts

Accessibility determines whether an OER can be used by learners with diverse needs.

Universal Design for Learning is an approach that aims to address all learners by providing multiple means of engagement, representation, and expression to meet different learning needs.

Best Practices

  • Use open file formats rather than ones that require specific software to open
  • Use a clear and logical structure for text
  • Ensure fonts used are readable
  • Use description link text rather than generic text such as "click here"
  • Provide appropriate alt text for all non-decorative images
  • Use appropriate colour contrast, and do not use colour as the sole marker of meaning
  • Include an accessibility statement