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Accessibility FAQs

What does it mean when an online course is accessible?

When an online course is accessible, it means that all students, including those with disabilities are able to access course content. If there are any online components that are impossible to make accessible, there should be an equivalent alternative so that students with disabilities are not denied access to course content.

How do online courses meet accessibility standards for Texas Virtual School Network (TXVSN) programs?

A course provider initially develops or adapts an existing online course so it is accessible to all students. The TXVSN Accessibility Guidelines document helps course providers break requirements down to achievable objectives, but a course provider may need to provide training for its course developers in the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), and other accessibility standards. TXVSN provides training with the free online course On Target for Accessibility.

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