Enhancing Accessibility in Post-Secondary Education Institutions
The internet is a great resource for all students and their families/caregivers. For those who may not be able to attend an orientation session but want something more interactive than a resource guide, an online training course could be very helpful. PSE institutions have successfully used the following online training methods.
- Set up training modules online that a student must complete prior to registering for classes. This would include many of the same key topics as the orientation session.
- Include interactive tools to have students set goals, learn about their own disability and accommodations, practice using assistive technology, go through the accommodation request procedures, etc.
- Include audio and visual presentations from staff and students providing information on a variety of topics.
- It is important when designing online resources to consider web accessibility. For more information on this topic, see Website Resources on page#.