Accessibility is a general term used to describe the degree to which a product, device, service, or environment is available to as many people as possible. Educational accessibility requires content that appeals to the greatest possible audience of learners and makes courses as fully accessible as possible from the design stage forward. This type of accessible instruction is most often referred to as Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
Loyola New Orleans recognizes and appreciates the increasing diversity in our students and acknowledges that curriculum can impose limitations on some learners. We comply with the spirit of the disability laws that govern our course delivery to make courses accessible through the implementation of UDL and to ensure that our emerging technology is in-step with federal anti-discrimination laws. Not only does UDL support the federal government's mandate under the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act legislation, it also supports the strategic direction of Loyola University New Orleans for more learner-centric, enriching, and innovative learning environments.