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Webinar: Part 1 Making Your Online Course Accessible: How To Meet ADA Guidelines

THREE PART SERIES - Oct. 29, Nov. 5, Nov. 12 (Recordings will be available through CTL if you cannot attend all three!)

Online instruction provides various opportunities for students to learn and work with the content. Sometimes we create these nuggets of enhanced content without considering how a person with a disability can access the information. For example, how does a person who is blind read a syllabus or journal article? These three webinars will cover the primary ways we present learning content. As well as quick and easy techniques to make sure a person with a disability can learn as quickly as a non-disabled person. The unexpected benefit is that the students without a disability also benefit from the accessibility features we add!

Part I Overview:

Online instruction requires multiple types of documents; PDFs and Word documents are the most popular. Learn how a person with a vision disability can navigate screen reading software to be able to read these documents and what you can do to create accessible documents. Topics include formatting, describing images, organization, and sharing.


  • Observe a screen reader
  • Identify PDFs that can be searched and read with optical character recognition
  • Check Word and google documents for accessibility
  • Assign images with alternative texts
  • Understand how to format tables
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
JCKL 1464 - CTL Classroom
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