From the on-campus experience at Harvard University to the online environment at community colleges across the country, institutions are grappling with how to make education accessible for all learners. That’s why the QM Community came together to build the Accessibility & Usability Resource Site (AURS).
Free and open to everyone, AURS provides the online community with important information on addressing key accessibility and usability concerns, including:
Sign Up to Use AURS
Anyone can register for the site by logging into MyQM and selecting “Workshop - Register” in the side navigation and choosing “Register for Accessibility & Usability Resource Site”. (If you've already registered, the AURS link can be found on your Dashboard in the QM Classroom after you log in.)
Don't have a MyQM account? Create one by choosing “No, I am new here” on the login page. Follow the prompts to create your account, selecting “Workshop - Register” in the side navigation and choosing “Register for Accessibility & Usability Resource Site” once logged into MyQM.
Universal Design for Learning
Video Captions and Audio Descriptions
Accessible MS Office products
Readability: Color Choice and Contrast
Accessible Design in Learning Management Systems
Inclusive Teaching Practices
Each topic features different resources to assist you with your accessibility challenges. Videos show you step-by-step changes you can make to increase the accessibility of your course. Examples highlight best practices. Articles provide you with additional information and resources. And forums allow you to connect directly with accessibility experts — peers who have expertise in designing accessible courses. There is also a General Accessibility and Usability Questions' Forum where you can ask any question that is unrelated to the listed topics.
New topics and resources are added quarterly.