Accessible instructional materials are materials that are designed to be usable by the widest range of students possible, including individuals with disabilities. Providing multiple ways for students to gain and demonstrate their knowledge and interact goes a long way toward making a course accessible to all students.
Here at CITT, we can assist instructors with remediating course files to make them more accessible. Remediating course content provides access to students with disabilities while enhancing the usability of course materials for all learners. If you are interested in ensuring that your content is accessible, as well as improving your Canvas course’s accessibility score, you can request one-on-one consultations to learn how.
During the one-on-one consultation, instructional support assistants will explain how to use the Ally tool in Canvas. They will also provide an overview of accessibility concerns within the course, evaluate what content to remediate, and work with instructional faculty to improve the overall course accessibility score. The instructional support assistant will model remediation techniques for content in Canvas, including Word or Google docs, PowerPoint presentations, Google Slides, spreadsheets, videos, and PDFs.
Please join us in our commitment to creating classroom content for all students. UFIT has additional training and resources to help instructors build and update courses with accessibility needs in mind. Submit an Accessibility Consultation request to get started. A member of the CITT staff will follow up with you to schedule a consultation.
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