Accessibility in Teaching
Western University Resources
Teaching Students with Disabilities Guide
The information in this guide may help faculty, graduate teaching assistants, librarians, and archivists understand the nature of various disabilities as it relates to learning, and provides best practices for the classroom, lab, and other teaching settings to help make your teaching accessible.
- Teaching Students with Disabilities: A Toolkit for Faculty, Graduate Teaching Assistants, Librarians and Archivists
- Accessibility at Western
- Accessibility Checklist (Faculty of Education)
- Duty to Accommodate
- Equity & Human Rights Services
- Library Accessibility
- Mental Health Support
- OWL Accessibility Help
- Rehabilitation Services
- Services for Students with Disabilities
- Universal Instructional Design
Course Content Accessibility: Common Issues and SolutionsView the CTL's accessibility knowledgebase blog:
- What are the most common accessibility issues that I can fix?
- Can I check MS Office Documents for Accessibility?
- Can I dictate to my computer, turning speech to text?
- How can AODA accessibility standards be best interpreted for teaching and course design contexts?
- Who can help me create accessible materials?
Accessible Campus - Ontario universities have worked collaboratively to help faculty identify students in distress as a result of anxiety and other mental health issues, and provide information on removing barriers from every aspect of campus life through this resource-rich website. It features educational videos to raise awareness about mental health and practical tips on everything from how to plan accessible lectures and meetings to making exam time less stressful.
Accessibility in eLearning: What You Need to Know
This guide was produced for Council of Ontario Universities by OCAD University's Inclusive Design Research Centre and will help university educators develop accessible online courses, course materials, and other web-based learning activities and tools for teaching and learning.
Educators' Accessibility Resource Kit
This guide was created by the Council of Ontario Universities to assist universities in meeting their obligations under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and to support educators in creating accessible learning environments and accessible learning materials for students.