Fundamentals of Digital Accessibility for Instructors (online workshop)

We know it’s important to make all of our online content accessible, but how do we do that? In this two-week, online workshop, you’ll build the fundamental skills to begin creating content that is usable by all, whether you’re creating that content in Word, PowerPoint, or Sakai. 

The workshop consists of five modules that cover the core guidelines for accessible online content: (1) color and contrast, (2) structure, (3) images, (4) hyperlinks, and (5) multimedia. Through reflection and hands-on activities, you will learn how to apply these guidelines to Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, and Sakai content. 

This course is designed with instructors in mind, but all employees who work with documents and/or presentations can benefit from this training.

Upon completion, you will have the knowledge to begin creating online materials that are accessible to all learners and compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Resources to facilitate the creation of accessible content will be provided.

To receive credit for this workshop, you will need to complete all five modules successfully. The expected time commitment is approximately six hours over two weeks. You may work ahead and finish earlier if you like.

IMPORTANT NOTE: In order to participate, registration is required. Registration will close at NOON three (3) business days prior to the start date of the workshop, and a welcome message and information about how to get started will be sent via email two (2) business days before the workshop begins.

  • Download the document under Course materials (below) to see this workshop's suggested schedule for activity completion.

Pre-requisites: Comfort using Microsoft Word and PowerPoint required. Experience using Sakai preferred.


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