Certain accessibility requirements must be addressed when developing learning materials for electronic dissemination to students. Online education courses, resources and materials must be designed and delivered in such a way that the level of communication and course-taking experience is the same for students with or without disabilities.
See Distance Education: Accessibility Guidelines for Students with Disabilities from the Chancellor’s Office California Community Colleges.
Still not convinced of the need to address accessibility? Watch this 11 minute video - To Care and Comply: Disability Access produced by Portland Community College.
Guidelines to Make Accessible Documents and Media - Step-by-step instructions for each media type (Portland Community College)
ED Accessibility Requirements for Electronic Documents - Key concepts, step-by-step instructions for Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat PDF (all are .doc from U.S. Department of Education)
Image Description Resources from the National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) - How to describe complex images, math images, tools for creating accessible math, and more
Learn how to make your online course and learning materials available to ALL students regardless of learning style or disability and then get assistance from staff.
State-funded grants are available to get professional captioning and transcription for video or audio content that you have created for your online and/or hybrid courses. In order to apply for funding please send the following to San Lu (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Disability Resource Center: