Accessible Course Design

Iowa State University values the diversity of its campus and the members of its community. The University is committed to providing an inclusive and accessible experience for all members of the Cyclone community through a network of programs and resources that support equity, inclusion, disability, accessibility, and accommodations for students, employees, and visitors.  

What is Accessible Course Design? 

Accessible course design at ISU ensures that all learners can participate, engage, and enjoy the multitude of academic opportunities, experiences, and spaces the University has to offer. This involves designing and choosing educational materials, technologies, and spaces that encourage access and limit the number of barriers a student might encounter in your course as well as promoting a climate of access and inclusion and considering the diverse needs of all students. 

Verdinelli, S., & Kutner, D. (2016). Persistence Factors Among Online Graduate Students With Disabilities. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 9(4), 353-368.