Where do I start?

Accommodation Needs

To learn about why some students need specific types of accommodation, you can read information at these locations

Making Accommodations

In general, accessibility accommodations depends on the type of content

  • If you use videos, they may need to be captioned.
  • If you use images, they need ALT text for someone on a screen reader.
  • If you use Canvas, you can use the tools in the Rich Content editor to create accessible content.
  • If you use PowerPoint, they can be optimized with a few simple techniques.

Use the links on the Course page to learn more about how to provide accessibility for different content types and audiences.

Is there a syllabus statement on accessibility?

Yes. The text is available on the Syllabus Statement page of this site.

Do I need to worry about accessibility if none of my students need accommodations?

There are a few reasons why accessibility experts recommend thinking about accessibility issues ahead of time.

  1. It’s typically less stressful to accessify content over a period of time rather than everything at the last minute. Many fixes are quickly implemented once the skills are learned.
  2. Most accommodations benefit multiple audiences and enhance online content usability. For instance, clarifying the destination of a link benefits all students.

Who can I contact for more information?

For more information you can contact these sources

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