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Understanding Disability and Accessibility

Understanding disability and accessibility

Understanding what disability includes and why accessibility is important can make it easier to prioritize accessibility in your day to day work. Below are brief versions of the most important definitions and highlights.

SBCTC offers more in-depth training in the following microcourses:

  • Understanding Accessibility
  • Accessible Design Concepts
  • Universal Design

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UDL is a set of guidelines used to make classes and materials accessible. Universal Design is a concept borrowed from architecture. The idea was to design a building that could be used to the greatest extent possible by anyone, regardless of age, ability, etc. UDL attempts to do the same with learning by applying three principles:

  • Multiple means of representation
  • Multiple means of engagement
  • Multiple means of action and expression

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