30 Minute Accessibility Bytes

New shorter workshops on accessibility fundamentals to work with faculty’s busy schedules. These workshops will run with one topic per week on Mondays and Tuesdays, 1pm-1:30pm through Teams. No need to attend both days as the topic is the same!

Topics include: 

  • Accessibility Basics
  • Assessing OER for Accessibility
  • Where’s your Headings at?
  • Creating Accessible Tables in Canvas
  • Top 5 PowerPoint Tips
  • Alternative Text: General Rules
  • Captions: Using Yuja

If there are additional topics you are interested in, please email the Instructional Accessibility Group at [email protected].

Virtual Office Hours

Just as faculty hold office hours for students, we will be hosting virtual office hours through Teams for faculty to drop-in with accessibility questions. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10am-11am through Teams.

Access Checks

Instructors that are looking for help with a specific part of their course can connect with the Instructional Accessibility Group to get some help and feedback. Appropriate topics include the materials for one course module, the way a specific type of assessment is set up, or the use of a particular tool in a course.  

The Accessibility Check starts with a short meeting to understand the topic and the process (less than 30 minutes). Then, Instructional Accessibility staff will spend about an hour looking into the details of the issue, after which they will write up a short report and set up a second short meeting to review the results and talk about possible next steps.  

Course Accessibility Reviews

While Access Checks are perfect for considering the accessibility of specific smaller parts of a course, a Course Accessibility Review is a deeper audit of a wide spectrum of accessibility issues across an entire course. This highly detailed process is time-intensive and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.  

A Course Accessibility Review starts with a short meeting to finalize access to the course materials and discuss the process (less than 30 minutes). Then, Instructional Accessibility staff will begin reviewing through as much of the course as they can, working to evaluate each type of course content, materials, tools, activities and assessments. Up to 4 hours of investigating and reviewing will take place, so we can’t promise that every corner of a course will be inspected. A detailed report will be delivered to the instructor, followed by a final meeting to discuss the results and talk about possible next steps. 

Proactive Accessibility Certification

Currently on hiatus while the IAG investigates other training opportunities. Please email us if you have any remaining PAC sessions from 2023 that you wish to complete.

The Proactive Accessibility Certification (PAC) is a series of 90-minute trainings, 6 total, with the intention of giving attendees basic knowledge covering topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), web and social media accessibility, and more.

Website Feedback Survey

The Instructional Accessibility Group invites faculty to provide feedback on our website and its offerings as well as offering suggestions for additional trainings and resources (opens in a new tab).

IAG Website Feedback Survey