2nd Edition! 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? 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.
Help for students can be found here: D2L Accessibility Help.
Instructors: use these step-by-step guides to make your content accessible. (See how a course is evaluated for accessibility and a full list of guidelines & standards for online courses.)
- D2L / Webpages
- Microsoft Word
- Google Docs
- Math & Science
- Video & Audio
- Complex Images
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.
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. STEM fields encouraged to apply!
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: 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.