Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI)

Accessibility Resources for Instructors

As an instructor, there are several things you can do to ensure that the instructional materials used in your course are accessible to all students. To help you accomplish this, we have provided information on a few tools that you can use to check for accessibility in your course, guidelines to follow to incorporate accessibility into your course and resources available to you on campus to help you get started.

Instructional Materials Accessibility Checklists

  1. Syllabus and Syllabus Templates
  2. Textbooks
  3. Course Readers
  4. Library Electronic Reserves
  5. CI Learn (Blackboard)
  6. Faculty Website
  7. Multimedia Course Materials
  8. Handouts
  9. Print Materials Copied by Hand

Accessibility Workshops and Training

  1. Technology & Communication (T&C) Workshops
  2. On-Demand Atomic Learning Workshops and Training

External Accessibility Resources

  1. Microsoft Word Resources (CSU Chancellor's Office)
  2. Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel Resources (CSU Chancellor's Office)
  3. Adobe PDF Resources
  4. Apple Resources
  5. University Design for Learning (UDL) Resources

Establish a Plan to Provide Equally Effective Alternative Access to Instructional Materials

A Template for creating an Equally Effective Access Plan (in MS Word format) has been created.  To view it, download MS Word.

Purchasing Electronic Based Learning Materials

If you are developing or purchasing electronic or technology-based instructional products please make sure that they meet the Section 508 technical accessibility standards (applies to IT purchases above $15,000 starting Fall 2008). Please obtain information from the vendor on how the product meets accessibility requirements. If an accessible IT product is not commercially available, or if an exception to the requirement applies, please document how you will implement an equally effective alternative method of instruction if a student with a disability enrolls in the class.

For a detailed overview and guidelines procuring and implementing technology, please visit our Procuring Accessible Technology page.

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