To be neurodivergent is to have a less-typical, cognitive variation, such as autism, dyslexia, dyscalculia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). As awareness, understanding, and acceptance about neurodivergence grow, more people are being diagnosed and supported. For example, people raised as girls are a large segment of undiagnosed people on the autism spectrum, as are people who work in scientific and technical fields. There are likely more people in higher education who are neurodivergent than many realize. As the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines evolve, more attention is given to neurodivergence.
In my presentation, I will provide guidance to help ensure your web content conforms to WCAG 2.1 Level AA (with an eye to future versions), as well as additional tips that will make a big difference in how neurodivergent students, staff and faculty assimilate your content.