Accessibility Statement From Sheryl Burgsthaler’s Syllabus
Sheryl E. Burgstahler is the author of Universal Design in Higher Education: From Principles to Practice. (2015, second edition). Harvard Education Press.
This course is designed to be welcoming to, accessible to, and usable by everyone, including students who are English-language learners, have a variety of learning preferences, have disabilities, or are new to online learning. Be sure to let me know immediately if you encounter a required element or resource in the course that is not accessible to you. Also, let me know of changes I can make to the course so that it is more welcoming to, accessible to, or usable by students who take this course in the future.
There are accessibility features within your browser and eCollege over which you have control. For example, you can choose in your web browser to view larger text on the screen. In eCollege, you can select within "notifications" options to receive email messages when posts are made to the discussion board. Some individuals, including those who are blind and using screen readers to read aloud text on the screen, find it easier to follow discussions when posts are presented to them in an email message.
(This section in the syllabus is followed by a section “Disability-Related Accommodations“ that includes the standard accommodations statement for my university.)