Accessibility for Online Course Content


Accessibility Handbooks!

PCC's Web Accessibility Guidelines handbook

Download a copy of the Web Accessibility handbook that was sent to every DL
instructor at PCC, spring 2014.

Subject Area Accessibility Studies for Online Courses

Is there an accessibility barrier that is unique to your subject area?

Apply today to participate in a subject area accessibility study for online courses! Funding provided!

Did you know that an average of 12% of community college students have a disability? As an instructor, you are required to make the online content in your classes accessible to these students. This website will show you how to make your course content accessible. Read more about the legal side of accessibility and the guidelines to keep your course on the right side of the law.

Step-by-step instructions

Follow these step-by-step instructions on making these document types, math and science, and media accessible.

Questions to ask a publisher about accessibility

Online materials provided by your publisher must also be accessible. If the materials are not accessible, you as the instructor will need to provide an accessible, equally effective learning experience option for each inaccessible one. Since this is nearly impossible to do considering the robust selection of tools and practice problems the publishers' provide, we must insist that the publishers make these materials accessible. Please ask your publisher's these questions before adopting their electronic and online tools and materials. Questions to ask your Publisher

Get help with your content

  • Talk to Karen
    If you can't find the answer you are looking for, contact Accessibility Advocate, Karen Sorensen.
  • Sign up for a training or watch a pre-recorded one!
    Sign up for training on document and media accessibility, offered twice a month at each campus and online. And check out the links to pre-recorded webinars from some of the best and brightest in the field of accessibility.
  • Accessibility Q&A
    See questions other instructors have asked about the accessibility of their online courses.