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  • Amanda Major replied to the topic ADA in the forum Topical Discussions 7 years, 2 months ago

    Your question about students submitting inaccessible group work and how to prevent it is definitely worth considering. If there is not a student in the class who has accessibility needs, then I would suggest describing in the instructions of the assignment that a student could submit their group work in a format accessible to all students and provide some instructions about how to achieve that format, for instance, by embedding video instructions about how to caption YouTube videos. If there is a student with accessibility needs in the course, then those needs must be addressed. Having available optional, comparable assignments (in congruence with Universal Design for Learning principles) could also help assuage the situation.

    I invite other’s responses and insights into these pressing concerns: students in groups submitting inaccessible work, policies/requirements about accessibility for courses, or encouraging faculty to create more accessible courses.

    Amanda