Accessible education is the process of designing courses and developing a teaching style to meet the needs of people from a variety of backgrounds, abilities and learning styles.
A. "Why Caption" (web page) explains 10 benefits of captioning any videos included with course content:
1. "Provide accessibility for Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing viewers."
- "Providing access to deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers provides access to these students, broadens your potential audience, but also protects you from potential legal action."
2. "Comply with federal [and provincial] regulations."
3. "Enhance second language learning."
A. In "Best Practices for Teaching" (web page, links and videos), DeafTEC outlines the "best teaching strategies based on Universal Design ... for instructors teaching ... a mix of hearing, deaf and hard-of-hearing students."
"The goal of these strategies is to improve teaching practice that will provide greater access to learning for deaf and hard-of-hearing students but will benefit all students in the classroom as well" (Many of these practices also benefit deaf and hard-of-hearing participants in meetings, conferences, conversations, poster sessions, etc.)