Accessible Course Content Checklist

Jan. 17, 2019

As you start the new semester, keep accessibility in mind! Creating course materials that are accessible helps all students in your classes, including students with disabilities. Use this checklist to help you get started, and feel free to reach out to OIT for more details at 303-735-4357 (5-HELP from a...

Organizational change impacting digital accessibility

Sept. 13, 2018

A message from Dan Jones: I have been asked to be the Associate Vice Chancellor for Integrity, Safety, and Compliance. We are also moving the information security and digital accessibility teams out of OIT and into this new organization. Both the security and digital accessibility teams will continue to support...

A Series of Unfortunate Decisions

June 11, 2018

For understandable reasons, people trying to create accessible digital content who do not know much about the topic often want a checklist of exactly what they need to do. There are checklists out there to help with accessibility—any search engine will help you find many—and they cover frequent and easy-to-fix...

Don’t Reinvent the Wheel

Feb. 28, 2018

If you’re trying to create an innovative car that will expand for extra passengers or cargo and shrink when you want to park it between a couple of enormous SUVs, you don’t need to reinvent the wheel. You might decide to modify the frame or axles in some way, but...

Mental Maps (Part 3 of 3)

Nov. 23, 2017

Part 3 How to Help Create a Mental Map Visual features, such as color, font, and placement, can help a sighted user categorize and understand content for their mental map, but designing predominantly for visual effect can ultimately make content harder to grasp. For example, assigning graphics to every link...

Mental Maps (Part 2 of 3)

Nov. 23, 2017

Part 2 Drive File Stream Example Drive is a web based application for storing and organizing files. It includes potential actions such as reorganizing files, viewing content, and sharing materials with others. It uses a standard system of storing folders and files within higher levels of folders. The concept of...

Mental Maps (Part 1 of 3)

Nov. 23, 2017

The topic of mental maps is extensive and thus will appear over the span of three entries. Part 1 Understanding the Basic Concepts A mental map is a way of organizing and understanding information. For example, I could give you a list of 12 items: sky, tree, flower, building, seed,...

A student helps another student on her laptop.

Let’s Commit to Resolving Accessibility Issues Together

Nov. 14, 2017

Making CU Boulder’s digital environments more inclusive and accessible for everyone is a goal that is best reached when all of us work together. When you discover an accessibility issue with a campus service or website, know that our campus has processes and resources dedicated to resolving these issues. By...

A woman works at a computer.

How to Make Electronic Documents Accessible

Oct. 26, 2017

When you are called upon to create electronic resources such as presentations, spreadsheets, Word or PDF documents, it’s best to plan for accessibility at the outset of your creative process. This will help ensure that your documents are accessible to all users, including those who use assistive technologies such as...

Living Out Our Commitment to Accessibility

Sept. 27, 2017

As an educational institution dedicated to educating the next generation of leaders, advancing knowledge to improve lives, and enhancing the culture of our state, nation and world, CU Boulder is committed to making our digital environments more inclusive and accessible for everyone. Toward these ends, our campus has created a...