Universal design is a practice that creates resources that can be used by the widest spectrum of potential online visitors, rather than an idealized average. This practice considers the needs of individuals with disabilities, older persons, people for whom English is a second language and those using outdated hardware and software.
Our eAccessibility training embraces learner diversity through inclusive design. Learner diversity covers variation in capabilities, needs and aspirations. Inclusive design respects the contribution of diverse learners and includes as many people as possible. The power of the web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has created accessibility training for Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Publisher), Adobe InDesign and Adobe Acrobat Pro DC. Please find links to the courses that have been created for your use, or Request the Toolkit if you would like to learn how to implement incremental and sustainable universal design practices.
When we design for all, we increase our chances of justice for all. ~ John Lawrence