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Designing for Accessibility with POUR

Want to ensure the materials you create are accessible to all your learners? The POUR principles are a great place to start. These principles define four qualities of an accessible experience and they are at the foundation of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) an international standard for making web content accessible.

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Perceivable

Perceivable content will make it possible for all your learners to see and hear the information.
Learn how to make your content perceivable.

 
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Operable

Operable content will help all your learners navigate the information independently using their preferred tools.
Learn how to make your content operable.

 
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Understandable

Understandable content will support your learners' understanding through a consistent and predictable design.
Learn how to make your content understandable.

 
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Robust

Robust content will work for your learners on a range of current and future technologies, including assistive technologies.
Learn how to make your content robust.

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