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Five Things I Wish Everyone Teaching Online Knew about Neurodiversity.

Dear reader, if you only read one point, in this essay, READ THIS ONE. The more diverse a class’s content, the easier it is to reach lots of students. Using the following is greatly appreciated:

Bullet points Bolding important things Blank space between paragraphs Videos Podcasts Phone Calls Zoom meetings Pictures

While there are no magic bullets, the multimodal approach makes a big difference. At the very least, make sure your PowerPoints aren’t black and white, reading on colors is easier for those of us with dyslexia.