Building in various activities, in addition to different methods of content delivery and assessment will create more access points for your course. Providing multiple learning pathways, making learning strategies explicit, and scaffolding learning by providing students with a conceptual framework are all steps you can take to make your course accessible to students with physical or mental disabilities.
Assessment can be more than a final paper. When it comes to assessment, think both formative and summative. Alternative forms of assessment could include infographics, TedTalks, digital stories, blogs, short films and “maker” or rapid prototyping projects. Including a few different options for assessment gives students a chance to be creative, work in teams and try something new.