Standard 6. Accessibility considerations


6.0: Content and third-party instructional tools used within the course are accessible according to university accessibility policy.

Providing content and tools that are accessible is critical to keeping students with disabilities on track. All enterprise-wide applications in use by the University have already been vetted for accessibility (i.e., WebCampus).

All online courses at the University of Nevada, Reno must meet federal laws regarding student access: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. While required, conforming to these standards will also benefit students with or without disabilities, and will help all of your students to access and use the content of your online course.


6.1: All videos are captioned and transcripts are provided for audio materials; alternative text is provided for images or visual materials.

Like Objective 6.0, this objective is required for compliance with federal guidelines; additionally, it meets Universal Design for Learning guidelines and provides benefits for students who may not be able to view materials with sound on for various reasons.