Accessible education is the process of designing courses and developing a teaching style to meet the needs of learners from a variety of backgrounds, abilities and learning styles.
The term accessible education has been adopted by the University of Guelph in order to capture the value of the following two frameworks that are recognized and used for improving the accessibility of university education:
Brightspace (by D2L) is the learning management system (LMS) used at the University of Guelph. Referred to as CourseLink on campus, this learning environment is compliant with the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0), an industry standard for creating accessible web content.
There are many built-in features of the LMS that can be adjusted to improve access for individuals with disabilities. If you are an instructor, there are some accessibility best practices that you can follow when designing your CourseLink course, including the setting of special release conditions, organizing content in a more accessible style and using available accessible HTML templates.