Accessibility Guidelines

Resources, videos, tutorials and more.

Ally - Canvas ADA Compliance Tool

Introduction to Ally Video

We will be offering Ally training soon, use these resources to get started now.

Or learn about Ally one fix at a time. Walk through accessibility scenarios, and see how Ally feedback helps you improve inclusive learning in your course.

Distance Education Policies

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Video Tutorial - Creating Accessible Documents in MS Word by Gaier Dietrich

Distance Education Policies

pdf icon DE Accessibility Guidelines

OEI Accessibility Resources

Canvas Digital Accessibility

To alleviate paperwork and time, we are requesting that you use 3C Media to submit your videos to be closed captioned (must upload the videos specifically to their website) to use 3C Media for closed captioning, you can go to:

Accessibility Resources

Distance Education Accessibility Guidelines

Resources on How to Make Your Files Accessible
Word Files
Heading Styles help the organization of the content for all students
Tables are very useful for displaying a large amount of data in an organized manner, such as your course schedule, office hours, etc. In order to make a table accessible for individuals who are blind, have a visual impairment, or a learning disability, provide row and column headers. The text-to-speech software by default will read the information in a table horizontally, cell by cell, row by row.

PowerPoint Files
Adobe Acrobat Video Files
Excel Files
Making your Image, Audio, and Video Accessible in Canvas
NOTE: All Videos Must be Closed-Captioned and All Audios Must Have a Transcript
Tips for Creating Good Hyperlinks
  • Use meaningful descriptions of what the link is when creating links. The linked text should make sense out of context.
  • Don't use the word "link" in the link description.
  • Avoid describing links with phrases such as "click here," "more information," & "read more."
  • Don't use the URL of the website in the link.

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