Accessibility

Last Updated: May 15, 2020 - 3:55 pm

When presenting students with online material, it is important to adhere to accessibility guidelines in the following areas:

Recorded material

Closed Captioning for Live Classes.

  • Captioning can be added by a captioner typing directly in Zoom. If you don't have a captioner, the best option is Alternative Communication Services (ACS), an organization AccessibleNU and Northwestern IT work with on a regular basis. ACS can arrange for captioners to join your meetings. View contact information and pricing details.
  • AccessibleNU also has instructor information for remote learning and can help make accommodations for students with disabilities. Should a student require live captioning as an accommodation, please ask them to contact AccessibleNU at accessiblenu@northwestern.edu.

Captions for Recordings

Course Materials

Make sure your course materials are accessible to those using screen reader software:

Exams
Planning for student needs