Waubonsee Community College

Quality Matters: Accessibility and Usability Resource Site (AURS)

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).

AURS is the go-to — and FREE — resource for educators to get information on how to address key accessibility and usability concerns, including:

  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Alternative Text
  • Hyperlinks
  • Video Captions and Audio Descriptions
  • Accessible MS Office products
  • Readability: Color Choice and Contrast
  • Accessible PDFs
  • Accessible Design in Learning Management Systems

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.

And the site is growing! New topics and resources will be added quarterly.

In order to register for this QM training workshop, you must first create a MyQM account! 

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Virtual Event
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Employee Engagement and Development

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