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As learning shifts increasingly on the web, the pressure is on teachers to make sure online resources are accessible for all students.

Let’s Talk Teaching: Get your accessibility on(line)

By embracing a few best practices, you can make sure your online content is optimized for all your students. This week, the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology’s Jim Gee sits down with Jen Bethmann, Illinois State’s new web accessibility coordinator, to explore some simple techniques to format our online media with maximum accessibility. Find out what you should be doing to your web pages and online documents to make them readable by those using screen readers and other types of accessibility software. Learn why you may want to reexamine how you lay out web pages, and discover how even the choice of words on a web page can be a difference between confusion and clarity.

Explore links to addition resources about web accessibility on this episode’s show page.

Let’s Talk Teaching is a free podcast for instructors at the Illinois State University, produced by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology. You can listen to past episodes and subscribe using your favorite podcast app or through iTunes by going to

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