Universal Design Service 

To help move the campus toward the goal of becoming fully accessible according to the Accessibility Policy, the Office of Information Technology has implemented a Universal Design service as a resource for accessible authoring of public-facing and best practices in course design. Faculty and staff are encouraged to contact the Universal Instructional Design Consultant for support in three branches: education, consultation and outreach.

Education

Universal Instructional Design consultant conducts group workshops on topics including: Foundations of Universal Design in practice, general etiquette on disability and diversity, Accessible authoring of  documents, presentations, and other media, or custom workshops specifically tailored to your group.

Consultation

One-on-one consultations are available to discuss specific questions regarding accessibility. These sessions may involve in-depth learning of particular skills such as using Styles to provide heading tags, remediating inaccessible material, and alternative tags for images, or learning to use platforms like Microsoft Office suite, Google Drive, Desire2Learn, Qualtrics, etc.

Resources

To get a sense of what faculty need to do to implement Universal Design in their courses, take a look at the Faculty Checklist for Universal Design and watch our video "Universal Design and Introduction to Accessible Materials":

As an introduction to learning how to make Word Documents more accessible, watch our video "Universal Design and Accessible Documents":

Our CU Boulder community, from departmental units to the individual level, is encouraged to create a 3-year Accessibility Roadmap. While this document should be personalized to reflect your context and provide a realistic timeline, the Accessibility Roadmap template provides guidance. 

Get Started

Contact help@colorado.edu to get more information, set up a workshop or sign up for a one-on-one consultation. 

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