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Creating Accessible Course Content

Professors and educators creating accessible course content.

Credit to following URL:​
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http://www.colorado.edu/accessibility/2017/08/22/accessible-course-content-checklist

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 help@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>

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@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>

Over Fifty Problem Solving Strategies Explained 

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