The Accessibility Cheat Sheet

The Accessibility Cheat Sheet

Have a question about how to make your courses more accessible? We’ve got you covered. Here’s a quick and easy cheat sheet with links to information on every kind of accessibility issue you can think of that might impact your courses and your students.

Accessibility Law

Get the details on what state and federal laws COD is obligated to follow with regards to accessibility.

Microsoft Office

Learn how to make any kind of Office file accessible to anyone.

Adobe

If you’re going to use PDFs make sure they’re accessible by using these helpful resources.

Captioning

All videos in your course should be captioned. These resources will show you how and help you find assistance.

Images

If you’re not already adding alt-text to your images, these resources will explain when to use it and how to insert it.

Course Design

Color, contrast, layouts, navigation—these are all issues that can impact accessibility.

WCAG

There are a set of best practices guidelines for creating web content called WCAG. These resources explain what those guidelines are and how to apply them to your courses.

Ally

We’ll soon have Ally as part of Blackboard, so it is a great time to learn what it is and how to use it to your advantage.

Helpful Tools

There are loads of tools out there to help you check your course for accessibility and ensure that you’re adhering to best practices.

Other Cheat Sheets

There are loads of other great collections of resources out there! Here are a few.

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