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

Ather Shabbar ather.shabbar at gmail.com
Tue Sep 12 02:13:14 UTC 2017


Amelia, Zheyu, Taliesin, and Travis,

thank you very much for these very useful resources.

Ather

On Fri, Sep 1, 2017 at 5:54 AM, Zheyu Wang <3152200 at student.ocadu.ca> wrote:

> Dear
> ​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:​
> ​​
> http://www.colorado.edu/accessibility/2017/08/22/accessible-
> course-content-checklist?utm_content=buffer5e81d&utm_medium=
> social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer
>
> 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.
>
> *Need-to-Do’s:*
>
>    - Use the accessible syllabus template
>    <//www.colorado.edu/accessibility/resources/
> universally-designed-syllabus-materials>
>    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
>    <https://oit.colorado.edu/services/teaching-learning-
> tools/desire2learn-d2l/help/instructor-support/content/accessiblecontent>
>    .
>    - 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
>    <https://oit.colorado.edu/services/consulting-professional-services/
> captioning/request-captioning/webform/request-captioning>
>    .
>
> *Go Above and Beyond For Your Students:*
>
>    - Consult the Universal Design Checklist for Educators
>    <https://docs.google.com/document/d/1t_g2cf73XpgRjujlF9zqiVom-
> uAUXH25RO9P_-3GA7I/edit?usp=sharing>
>    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
>    practices
>    <https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sJvkZF_iP_oagScn7_
> trR3h6jts6CIIZrXSmLoEZdIk/edit>
>    .
>    - Review the accessibility of your D2L course content using the
> Accessibility
>    Checker
>    <https://oit.colorado.edu/services/teaching-learning-
> tools/desire2learn-d2l/help/instructor-support/content/
> accessibilitychecker>
>    .
>    - Review the guidelines for creating accessible course content in D2L
>    <https://oit.colorado.edu/services/teaching-learning-
> tools/desire2learn-d2l/help/instructor-support/content/accessibility>
>    .
>    - 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
>    <https://oit.colorado.edu/services/consulting-professional-services/
> captioning/resources-captioning>
>    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
> <//www.colorado.edu/accessibility/policy-and-standards>.
>
> 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>
>
>
>
>
>
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>
>
> --
> Ms Zheyu Wang
> Graduate Student of Inclusive Design
> *OCAD UNIVERSITY*
>
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