What does it mean for OER to be accessible?

"The focus of many open education projects is to provide access to education. But what does access mean? If the materials are not accessible for each and every student, do they fulfill the mandate to deliver fully open education? The open education movement has helped people in different parts of the world access content that they would otherwise not be able to view or interact with. Open education resources reduce costs for students and allow for greater flexibility for instructors. Accessibility can help push the movement even further forward." Taken from The University of British Columbia OER Accessibility Kit

As you consider making and building OER, remember to include accessibility in the planning stages and not at the end. Below are some resources that can help you with this.