Where do I start?
To learn about why some students need specific types of accommodation, you can read information at these locations
- Accomodations tab
- World Campus OL 3000 Course – this is a free course describing a variety of accommodation scenarios. Enroll at World Campus Faculty Development.
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.
- 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.
- 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
- Student Disability Resources
- Disability Resource Contacts by Campus
- Technology Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
- University Libraries Adaptive Technology and Services
- Assistive Technology Labs