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Online Accessibility

Online Accessibility


The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) specifies that higher education institutions must provide reasonable accommodations to a student's known disabilities. This includes the adaptation of course materials, which can include the recording of classes (lecture capture) to providing auxiliary aids and services such as closed captioning. Accessibility laws specify that people with disabilities are given equal opportunities to access the same content and resources that are available to persons without disabilities.

Accessibility means access. “Founded on the principles of Universal Design, the goal of accessibility is to create an inclusive society for people with physical, mobility, visual, auditory or cognitive disabilities. This means everyone has equal access to perceive, understand, engage, navigate and interact with all elements of the physical and digital world” (CNIB). Midwestern State University is committed to student success, and online accessibility is an important step to that success.