MERLOT Pedagogy Portal Visit Main MERLOT


In 1998, Congress passed the In 1998, Congress passed the Workforce Investment Act that strengthened Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 508). It requires Federal agencies to develop, procure, maintain or use electronic and information technology so that Federal employees and members of the public with disabilities would have access to and use of information and data comparable to that of employees and members of the public without disabilities. Many faculty need to become more aware of their responsibilities in fulfilling the requirements of this federal law to make their instruction accessible to all. The sites below should help you become more familiar with the issues of accessibility

For all resources on Accessibility, clicke here.




Access e-learning

Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA), Georgia Tech University

This is an online ten-module tutorial that offers information, instructional techniques, and practice labs on how to make the most common needs in distance education accessible for individuals with disabilities.

Accessibility in Learning & Teaching

Center for Faculty Development, San Jose State University

This site aims to educate instructors by providing information about Accessible Instructional Strategies and Accessible Instructional Materials.

Web Accessibility for All

ICT Web Support Team, The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

This is a comprehensive site that includes a wealth of material online and downloadable tutorials designed to help you create accessible web content.

Resources for Teaching and Learning the Accessibility of Technology

Professional Development for Accessible Technology, California State University

This site has several tutorials on accessibility as well as links to archived presentations by recognized experts in the field and other news.

The Web Accessibility "How-To" Site

Cyndi Rowland, WebAIM

The goal of Web Accessibility In Mind (WebAIM) is to improve accessibility to online learning opportunities; in particular to improve accessibility for individuals with disabilities who may have a difficult time accessing to postsecondary online learning opportunities.