Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology

Creating Accessible Course Materials - Spring 2024

April 8-May 12, 2024|Fully online

Workshop Description

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Accessibility is the key to creating inclusive learning spaces for students with disabilities. This five-week fully online asynchronous workshop provides hands-on experience in creating accessible course content. Participants will create an accessible Canvas page, Word document, and PowerPoint presentation. You will also explore the Ally tool in Canvas to identify and fix inaccessible course content. A $500 stipend is available for eligible participants. 

Assignments and Due Dates

This workshop takes place from April 8 to May 12 with weekly assignments due on Sundays to accommodate your teaching schedules. Weekly reflection discussions will connect you with your colleagues during the workshop.

Time Commitment and Stipend Information 

This workshop is designed for faculty who currently teach at Cal Poly. Time commitment is 6-8 hours per week (about 2 hours for the final week) for a total of 26-34 hours, depending on prior knowledge, skill level, and experience. A $500 stipend is available for faculty who complete all readings, quizzes, and assignments with an 80% minimum grade on each. Staff are welcome to join, but are not eligible for the stipend.

Before you register, please review the CTLT Stipend Policy to ensure you are eligible to receive a stipend for this workshop. If you have any questions, please contact Patrick O'Sullivan, CTLT Director, at posulliv@calpoly.edu

To reserve your seat in this workshop, please complete the registration form below. You will receive a confirmation email with your registration details. Limited enrollment; faculty and instructors only.

Facilitator:  Pam Dougherty, Instructional Designer and Accessibility Specialist, CTLT

Email: padoughe@calpoly.edu


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