Wherever you are, even if you are hundreds of miles from the nearest town, your AU university campus is right there. AU students have completed courses and degrees while travelling abroad, while stationed in remote arctic outposts, while serving overseas with the Canadian Forces or with humanitarian groups and while competing as professional or Olympic and Paralympic athletes.
Many courses are digitized and are delivered through a Content Management Learning System (Moodle) and can be accessed via popular internet browser. Most Assistive Technologies work with the CMS and AU endeavors to work towards making all courses more accessible and usable for all students with varying learning needs.
Making alternative format materials available through distance education provides ASD with both unique challenges and opportunities. ASD is committed to the development of institutional capabilities to provide or produce all course materials in alternative formats. Since its inception in 1998, ASD has made a number of strides. This goal is reflected in the Athabasca University Strategic University Plan 2002-2006, Open Access Goal 2.2, which indicates a commitment to the adoption of Universal Design principles.
Updated April 30 2014 by Student & Academic Services