General Notes

Use The Right Tool

Be sure to use the right tool for the job. Using the wrong tool can create unneeded problems and complexity for stuents with disablities. For example if students should not or do not need to edit a document (such as a sylabus) then save it as an HTML file. If the document does not need to be printed and is long then do not save as a PDF file. Use these file types only when specific features are needed. With the PDF example most students with visual impairments have a very hard time reading them. Sometimes it is not even possible to read them at all without specialized software.