UDL works to provide students with options to obtain course content in the way that is most beneficial to their learning. Additionally, students with disabilities often require course materials in alternate format, which can create a time consuming barrier for students, as well as faculty. From a UDL perspective, providing course content in two formats initially, is supportive of all learners and can save faculty time during the semester.
Ideally, all course content would be provided in at least two formats. Options for providing multiple formats may include:
- Content in the HTML editor and a link to Word versions.
- PowerPoint presentations with PDF versions also available.
- Captioned videos posted with a transcript.
If you have any questions regarding how to include links to additional formats, contact your Educational Technology Specialist in the Centre for Teaching and Learning.
It is important that content also meet accessibility guidelines. To learn more about how to make documents and presentations accessible, check out the Tools and Resources section of the Accessibility website.