2nd Edition! Web accessibility handbook!

PCC Distance Learnings web accessibility handbook

Hot off the presses! The 2nd edition of our Web Accessibility Handbook. It's Creative Commons licensed, so you're free to edit and and use at your institution.

Did you know 12% of community college students have disabilities (AACC Data point, Oct. 2015)? As an instructor, you are required to make content in your classes accessible to all students. This website shows you how to meet this requirement. Read more about the legal side of accessibility.

This site is meant mainly to help instructors. Help for online students with disabilities is another website, but which can also be found under the Help menu in D2L.

Step-by-step guides

Instructors: use these step-by-step guides to make your content accessible. (Or see how a course is evaluated for accessibility to review your content.)

Check the accessibility of your content with these accessibility checking tools!

Who's responsible for accessibility in online courses?

Accessibility is the shared responsibility of the instructor, Disability Services and Distance Education. This chart outlines who's responsible for accessibility of an online course. Let's work together to make sure all students have equal opportunity to achieve their educational goals.

Get involved!

Does your subject area present a unique accessibility challenge? Funding is available for faculty to conduct subject area accessibility studies! Apply to conduct an accessibility study in your field. STEAM fields encouraged to apply!

Past studies:

Questions to ask publishers

Online materials provided by publishers must be accessible. If not, you as the instructor will need to provide an accessible, equally effective learning experience option for each inaccessible one. Ask your publisher these questions before adopting tools and materials.

Get help with your content

Download copies of the Web Accessibility handbook and our Accessibility Quick Guide.

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.