Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology

Accessibility Resources

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Additional Resources

Creating Accessible Course Materials

Each resource below will help guide your design of accessible instructional materials.

Accessible Syllabi

Accessible Documents and Presentations

Section 508 Accessibility Checklists

Color Contrast Analyzers

Accessible Charts

Accessible Charts:  Penn State resource: Charts, graphs and maps are often inaccessible to colorblind users and users of screen readers. See the examples Penn State provides for details on how to make your charts more accessible.

Microsoft Word

Microsoft PowerPoint

Adobe PDF

Adobe InDesign

Accessible Video

Canvas Accessibility

PolyLearn Accessibility

PolyLearn Universal Design and Accessibility features

Cal Poly Portal Training

My Cal Poly Portal accessibility training:

  1. From the Cal Poly Portal, choose Staff and Faculty Training at the top
  2. Next choose Go to Skillsoft on the lower right
  3. Next choose the Quicklinks menu at the top to find a menu with accessibility training options


SensusAccess: Self-service, alternate media solution made available by Kennedy Library to automatically convert files into a range of alternate media including audio books (MP3 and DAISY), e-books (EPUB, EPUB3 and Mobi) and digital Braille. The service can also be used to convert inaccessible files such as image-only PDF files, JPG pictures and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations into more accessible and less tricky formats. This service is available at no charge for all Cal Poly students, faculty, staff and alumni. We call that Inclusive Technology.

Disability Resource Center

Cal Poly Disability Resource Center: The Disability Resource Center (DRC) provides services for students with disabilities, and facilitates student learning and access through partnerships with students, faculty, and staff.

Cal Poly Accessibility Resources

Access by Design: Accessible Instructional Materials Checklist for Cal Poly Faculty. Includes links to tutorials and resources.

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Accessibility Overview

The Student Experience

Accessibility Workshops

Video Creation and Captioning

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CTLT Workshops

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