In the first part of this book, we highlighted how access to the Internet and the overall design of courses can be either a barrier to inclusive learning, or an important factor in creating engaging and inclusive online courses. You learned about some of the tools you can use in this kind of classroom and ways to make access less of a factor in educational opportunity. In this chapter we will delve deeper into accessibility as a pedagogical tool as well as a component of universal design and integrative learning. We will cover tools to help with accessibility and also cover why accessibility is part of an overall goal in inclusive education. Most importantly, making an accessible course is not about accommodating students with disabilities so much as it is about giving the maximum number of students the most choices in being able to learn in a way that suits their needs.
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