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Mar 17, 2020 4 tweets 3 min read Read on X
To those who usually work in 'traditional' Unis & now working fully in online spaces, pls ensure your learning materials/content are accessible to all. Have you considered this? What accessibility design guidelines will you implement? #LLNNeeds #accessibiltyforall #onlinelearning
Online classes need to be accessible as well. For example, page navigation should be consistently clear & uncluttered.
#onlinelearning #learningdesign #highereducation #LTHEchat #academictwitter
When adding links, instead of pasting in the URL directly, best practice is to attach the link to words that describe the link destination. Doing so helps everyone (whether they are screen reader users - or not) understand where the link will take them.
Videos should always have the option to view captions. Transcripts are best practice as well. #onlinelearning #learningdesign

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Please don't center me (be it for praise or otherwise). When this is done, it shifts the focus.
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Are we okay with this?

@ISBEnews @PaignToPeace @ACLUofIL @il_fps @geo_uiuc @4EdJustice @iasa

Hinger, S. (2017). Racial Disparities in Student Arrests Is An Epidemic Affecting Children Nationwide. Retrieved from… Image
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#RestorativeJustice #RestorativePractice #EdEquityOrElse
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