Accessibility

UNLV Teach Online Best Practices

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is committed to providing equal access to its programs and services for persons with disabilities, including those enrolled in or teaching online classes.

When new online courses are developed in collaboration with the Office of Online Education, the expertise of the course development team members help ensure that courses are accessible.

If you are a UNLV instructor and have any questions about accessibility, please contact the Office of Accessibility Resources.

Student Resources

Information about accessibility is available to students on the Helpful Links page of UNLV Learn Online.

Best Practices

The following are only a few of the best practices that instructors can implement in their online and hybrid classes. For more information please see the resources below.

  • Take accessibility into account when selecting course textbooks and other materials.
  • Chunk information to provide clear, concise language in manageable sections that is easy to comprehend.
  • Incorporate Universal Design principles such as, but not limited to, using:
    • Clear, consistent course navigation
    • Alternative test (alt text) for all images, including figures
    • Captions for video content
    • Transcripts for audio content
    • Descriptive links instead of "click here"

Additional Resources