[community] Accessible Course Content Checklist | Accessible Technology | University of Colorado Boulder

Zheyu Wang 3152200 at student.ocadu.ca
Fri Sep 1 09:54:53 UTC 2017

​Jutta and Inclusive Design Family

I found this checklist maybe useful for professors and educators creating
accessible course content. I would like to share with you and INCD
community for the information. I hope this checklist can be incorporated
in our program
​ course design​

Credit to following URL:​

Accessible Course Content Checklist

As you prepare for the new semester, keep accessibility in mind! Creating
course materials that are accessible in a variety of formats is helpful to
all students in your classes, including those with disabilities. Use this
checklist as a reference while preparing your courses, and feel free to
reach out to OIT for more details at (303) 735-4357 (5-HELP from a campus
phone) or help at colorado.edu.


   - Use the accessible syllabus template
   to ensure that all students, including those who use assistive technology,
   will be able to access the information in your syllabus.
   - If you have a D2L course, make sure your HTML course content contains
   appropriate headings. To learn more, see our accessible content
   structure page
   - For any digital software or service that students are required to use
   in your course, please determine the accessibility status of the software.
   For software supported by the Office of Information Technology, please
   check the Accessibility Current Status page
   <//www.colorado.edu/accessibility/current-status>. To determine the
   accessibility status of any additional software, please contact the
   Compliance Review Office at ICTCompliance at colorado.edu
   <ICTCompliance at colorado.edu?subject=Accessibility%20Status>.

If the software is not accessible or has not been reviewed for
accessibility, please provide notice to students using the syllabus
statement below.

*Syllabus statement:*
*This course requires the use of [insert name & description of tool], which
is currently not accessible to users using assistive technology or has not
yet been reviewed fully for accessibility. If you use assistive technology
to access the course material, please contact your faculty member and
Disability Services at 303-492-8671 <(303)%20492-8671> or by e-mail at
dsinfo at colorado.edu <dsinfo at colorado.edu> as soon as possible to discuss
other effective means for providing equal alternate access.*


   If you receive an accommodation request from a student in your course
   for a captioning accommodation, notify the captioning service using the
   online captioning request form

*Go Above and Beyond For Your Students:*

   - Consult the Universal Design Checklist for Educators
   for guidance on designing and authoring accessible digital content such as
   PowerPoints, PDFs, and Word Documents.
   - Review the best practices for supporting Universal Design teaching
   - Review the accessibility of your D2L course content using the
   - Review the guidelines for creating accessible course content in D2L
   - Consider captioning any video content you use in your courses. Email
   captioning at colorado.edu for a consultation or to schedule captioning
   training, or review our YouTube captioning tutorials
   to caption on your own.

For additional resources related to accessibility
<//www.colorado.edu/accessibility/resources> and universal design for
teaching and learning, please go to the Accessible Technology page
<//www.colorado.edu/accessibility/home>. There, you can also learn more
about CU Boulder’s Accessibility Policy

If you would like to learn more or have questions about campus
accessibility resources, please contact the IT Service Center at
help at colorado.edu
<help at colorado.edu?subject=Campus%20Accessibility%20Resources> or call
303-735-4357 <(303)%20735-4357> (5-HELP from a campus phone).

Amelia Wang

Email: wzy924 at gmail.com
Telephone: 416-875-6509 <(416)%20875-6509>

Ms Zheyu Wang
Graduate Student of Inclusive Design

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