Accessibility standards and their functional implementation can seem overwhelming and lead to inaction, particularly for those without a technical background.
While we want to continue to strive to eliminate all accessibility barriers, a focus on several core accessibility skills and knowledge will allow us to move towards a more inclusive and accessible digital environment.
You need to start somewhere on the accessibility journey, and the Big Ideas are just the place. Learn key concepts in digital accessibility, how they impact people with disabilities, and what you can do to begin to reduce barriers on your website, in your classes, and beyond.
According to the Center for Excellence in Universal Design, “Universal Design is the design and composition of an environment so that it can be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent possible by all people regardless of their age, size, ability or disability.” Learn more about the principles behind Universal Design and how that can be applied in the digital realm.