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Accessibility and the OSD

The OSD has developed a detailed guide for instructors outlining its services and processes for both on-campus and remote learning contexts. Access the Faculty Guide: Disability Accommodations and the OSD.

 

While online tools and platforms bring increased flexibility to the remote learning environment, it is important to ensure you are creating an inclusive and equitable learning environment for all students. You might want to consider these questions:

  1. Are you providing materials in accessible formats?
  2. Are you delivering content in an accessible format? Check out 20 tips for teaching an accessible online course.
  3. Are your videos captioned and/or is a transcript provided? See how to include captions on several platforms:
    1. YouTube
    2. Zoom
  4. Want to check the accessibility of some of your content? Try using these easy to use resources for e-Learning.
  5. Are you considering the need for academic accommodation when designing your assessments? Check out these resources to ensure you have taken to necessary steps:
    1. Accessibility in Examinations (Microsoft)
    2. Creating Accessible Exam Papers (including accessibility electronic/online exams)
       
For more information, see the Instructor FAQ page on the OSD website →
Read Tim Swiffen’s blog post about addressing disability at McGill →

 

Equitable and Inclusive Student-Centred Learning

McGill has put together a list of best practices and resources to better support student learning during the COVID-19 crisis.

 

Exams

Find information about final exams held remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For Faculty-specific information, contact your Student Affairs Office or Dean’s Office.

 

IT Security

Connect to McGill via VPN, which allows for secure communications over the Internet.

 

Library

 

Student Records

Learn about adjusted academic measures for Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 terms, such as an extended S/U option.

 


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