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Glossary of Terms


Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) is a live in-person captioning service where the spoken word is shown in real time on a monitor or screen.

Flipped Classroom

A method of learning where students consume educational content on their own schedule and pace and then attend ‘classes’ either in person or online for further discussion and engagement with peers.

Universal Design

The concept of developing an environment that is readily available and useable by anyone, including but not limited to individuals with disabilities. An environment can include a website, office, classroom, or online learning venue.