Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology

Creating Accessible Course Materials - Summer 2024

July 15-August 18, 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 creating accessible course content. Participants will create an accessible Canvas page, Word document, PowerPoint presentation, and instructional video with captions. 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 July 15 to August 18 with weekly assignments due on Sundays to accommodate your teaching schedules. Weekly reflection discussions will connect you with your colleagues during the workshop. A Final Project: Accessibility Action Plan is due one week after the workshop ends, which takes 1-2 hours to complete.

Time Commitment and Stipend Information 

This workshop is designed for faculty who currently teach at Cal Poly. Time commitment is 5-7 hours per week for a total of 25-35 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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