Keeping Accessibility in Mind During the COVID-19 Conversion of Courses

Cyndi Rowland, Executive Director of WebAIM (at Utah State University)  was invited to author a post for  WCET.*  Cyndi gives us great and compassionate advice for teachers and faculty suddenly thrust into teaching with technologies.

For many K-20 faculty it must feel as if the rug has been pulled from underneath them. In the midst of what for many is also a personal panic, declarations that schools are closing, and teaching will move online were made.

For those of us who work with others who chose to teach online, we may forget that not everyone knows how to set up videoconferencing, how to use an LMS, or produce media for teaching. Of course, even for teachers who know and use technology well, it can still be a crush of work just to figure out good online pedagogical practices.  . . . .   To read the full essay, visit, 


*WCET is the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) Cooperative for Educational Technology.


WINAHEAD is made up of representatives from thirty institutions. Our members are professionals employed by two- and four-year colleges and universities who work directly with students with disabilities to ensure equal access to higher education. WIN indicates the geographic area we represent: Western Iowa and Nebraska. AHEAD is our national parent organization, the Association on Higher Education and Disability.
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