Creating Accessible Course Materials - Summer 2021
SUmmer Quarter - fully online, July 6 - August 1, 2021
This 4-week fully online asynchronous workshop provides participants with skills and best practices to make course materials technically accessible for students, with a focus on students with disabilities. This workshop covers Canvas accessibility, accessible documents, and video captioning. Participants will also explore the new Ally tool in Canvas to identify and fix inaccessible course content. A $500 stipend is available for eligible participants.
THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL; YOU MAY REGISTER TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITLIST.
This workshop will be offered again each quarter during the 2021-2022 academic year.
Stipend Information and Time Commitment
This workshop is fully online and takes place between July 6 - August 1, with weekly assignments due on Sundays. The culminating activity is due one week after the workshop ends, and will take about 2 hours to complete. This workshop is designed for faculty and instructors who currently teach at Cal Poly. A $500 stipend is available for those who complete all readings, quizzes and assignments with an 80% minimum grade on each. Please read the CTLT Stipend eligibility policy to see if you are eligible. Time commitment is 7-10 hours per week for a total of 28-40 hours, depending on prior knowledge, skill level and experience.
This workshop aligns with the CSU Accessible Technology Initiative (CSU ATI), federal law (Section 508) and Web Accessibility. Guidelines (WCAG 2.0). The California State University Accessible Technology Initiative was established in 2006 to provide resources, support, and guidance for all CSU campuses to comply with federal accessibility requirements (Section 508). A larger goal is to help campuses create inclusive communities that provide equitable and flexible access to all electronic information and resources, including instructional materials for students. Learn more about CSU ATI: CSU ATI Professional Development
Workshop Learning Objectives
By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:
- Explain why course information and materials need to be made accessible for students with disabilities
- Identify Federal, State, and Cal Poly accessibility requirements
- Recognize common barriers to access, and assistive technologies students use to overcome barriers
- Locate campus resources available to assist instructors and students with accessibility issues
- Create accessible course materials including Canvas content page, accessible document, and accessible video
- Apply accessibility checks to identify and fix inaccessible course content
Learn more about creating accessible course content including documents, PowerPoint and videos on our Accessibility Resources page.