Making Digital Course Content Accessible
As instructors create and adopt more digital teaching resources, they must also ensure that students with disabilities can access those materials. These resources can help instructors make their materials accessible to students with disabilities. As you look at this list, consider that resources for making online courses accessible are also useful to faculty who teach in a blended or flipped modality.
RIT's Accessiblity Resources wiki provides many resources for instructors on creating accessible course materials. It also provides details on using Ally within myCourses to check the accessibility of your course files.
The Online Accessibility Teaching Element provides a high-level overview of what online accessibility is and what it means for learners with disabilities. It includes links to resources and RIT's Teaching and Learning Services-related links on services. Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (or VPATs) for supported academic technologies are also included.
Section E of the Online Course Quality Checklist (OCQC) includes reminders of the most common accessibility considerations faculty should keep in mind as they develop an online course. Although intended for online courses, anyone developing electronic content and/or using academic technology in a course of any mode may find this resource relevant. See also the TLS blog post High-Impact Accessibility Practices.