Accessibility Resources 101

Accessibility in implementing edtech often goes overlooked & under-appreciated.

Universal design goes hand-in hand with accessibility and should be included in ever workshop, sentence, and utterance when describing "best practices" for either using or creating a new educational technology.

Here are some of my favorite resources to get started. Yes, most of them are from CU-Boulder, because they've done a fantastic job providing scaffolding for faculty to make their courses fully accessible. No need to re-invent the wheel.

Accessible Technology

University of Colorado Boulder

Straight from the website:

Intro to Universal Design & Accesability

 

How to Make Electronic Documents Accessible

    •    Microsoft Word document checklist
    •    Google Docs checklist
    •    Microsoft PowerPoint checklist
    •    Google Slides checklist
    •    PDF document checklist
    •    Spreadsheet table guidelines

 

Universal Design and Accessible Documents