Published: 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 campus phone) or help@colorado.edu.

Need-to-Do’s:

If the software is not accessible or has not been reviewed for accessibility, please provide notice to students using the syllabus statement below.

Syllabus statement:
This course requires the use of [name & description of tool], which is currently not accessible to users of assistive technology or has not yet been evaluated for accessibility. If you use assistive technology to access the course material, please contact your faculty member and Disability Services at 303-492-8671 or by e-mail at dsinfo@colorado.edu as soon as possible to discuss other effective means for providing equal alternate access.

  • If you receive an accommodation request from a student in your course for a captioning accommodation, notify the captioning service using the online captioning request form.

Go Above and Beyond For Your Students:

For additional resources related to accessibility and universal design for teaching and learning, please go to the Accessible Technology page. There you can also learn more about CU Boulder’s Accessibility Policy and Standards.

If you would like to learn more or have questions about digital accessibility, please contact the IT Service Center at help@colorado.edu or call 303-735-4357 (5-HELP from a campus phone).