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 if you have questions or would like additional support, reach out to our Academic Accessibility Consulting Service by emailing email@example.com.
- Make sure your course syllabi are accessible. For new syllabi, start with the accessible syllabus template (.docx) or the Google Doc version of the accessible syllabus template. To remediate an existing syllabus for accessibility, consult our accessible Word document guide or contact us to schedule a consultation.
- All syllabi should contain CU Boulder’s required disability accommodation statement.
- If you have students registered with Disability Services with accommodations, respond to student accommodation requests in a timely manner and follow guidance from Disability Services.
- In your syllabus, list the digital services and tools that students will have to use in your class and note whether video or interactive content will be used. This helps students request necessary accommodations for your course well in advance of any deadlines.
- Include clear information in your course description and syllabus about the instructional mode of the course (online asynchronous, remote synchronous, hybrid, etc.).
- If you plan to use remote exam proctoring software in the course, include information and expectations about this in the syllabus.
Go Above and Beyond For Your Students:
- Review guidance about accessibility best practices for remote instruction.
- Review and implement recommendations from the accessible content guide for Canvas.
- If you are going to use Zoom, learn about Zoom accessibility best practices.
- Proactively caption video content used in your courses by correcting the automated captions in Canvas Studio, Zoom Cloud, or YouTube. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for consultation or training support.
- Learn about implementing Universal Design teaching practices in the classroom.
- Investigate the accessibility of your digital publisher-generated content using our E-Text Accessibility Evaluation Guide.
- Consult CU Boulder’s resources on accessibility best practices.
If you would like to learn more or have questions about digital accessibility, please contact the Digital Accessibility Office at email@example.com.