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How to Create a More Inclusive Digital Environment

Building a more inclusive environment isn't just about focusing on accessibility. It requires a broader focus that includes recognizing different needs and abilities when delivering course curriculum and content. To meet students where they are, instead of simply making accommodations.

The right technology can extend access to course materials and provide high-quality experiences to all students by removing barriers. It can create a more inclusive culture by enabling instructors to design materials with the needs of those who matter most in mind: the students.

Be Proactive - Collect consistent feedback on your content’s accessibility, quality and usability, and monitor its successes and areas for improvement. Stay focused on your educational and institutional goals and let the technology shape strategies that help move you forward.

Incorporate Feedback - Leverage feedback to create opportunities for your content creators to remediate and improve their content, while at the same time improving the experience for all students by providing a variety of options that they can interact with.

Prioritize & Act - Determine your overall performance to simplify your improvement process into a linear plan of action. Use this new insight to make prioritization clear and simple, and align with your programs' accessibility standards. Accessible content leads to better content.

Checklist: Ally Accessibility

Accessible course content makes it easier for everyone to read and access your materials and can help improve overall quality and usability. There are many low-effort adjustments you can make to start creating more accessible content.

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