Course Accessibility

Office of Disability Services

Office of Disability Services
University Center, Room 248
Phone: 504-280-6222
Fax: 504-280-3975

It is the policy of the University of New Orleans (UNO) to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), ADA Amendments Act of 2008 ("ADAAA"), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. The University of New Orleans is committed to providing access to information and services through its technologies and equipment, in an equally effective and integrated manner, regardless of a user's physical or developmental abilities or impairments.

Accessibility Quick Guide

North Carolina State University has compiled a useful guide to common online learning management softwares and their accessibility characteristics. You can download that here, or go here to read it online. We thank the IT staff at NC State for their permission to link to this guide.

YouTube Closed Captioning

YouTube has an automatic closed captioning service that you can use on their site; contact us in the Instructional Technology office for assistance in setting up a YouTube channel, captioning your videos and then embedding the video codes into your Moodle course site.

Accommodation Options

Caption your multi-media

Captioned video media should be used. For assistance with accommodation options for narrated PPTs and non-captioned videos, please contact Amy A. King, Director, Office of Disability Services/Section 504 Compliance Officer.

Set extended times for quizzes

The Moodle Learning Management System has settings options to allow extra time on quizzes and assignments for students needing those accommodations. 

You'll find a User Override option in the Administrative panel after you open a quiz. Set up the extended access there, as explained in this video.