Dig­i­tal Acces­si­bil­ity in Online and Hybrid Courses

Recently, there have been many higher edu­ca­tion insti­tu­tions that have been on a quest to under­stand more about dig­i­tal acces­si­bil­ity in online and hybrid courses.  Camp­bell has dis­abil­ity guide­lines that are impor­tant to read and under­stand. Uni­ver­sal Design for Learn­ing (UDL), Web Con­tent Acces­si­bil­ity Guide­lines (WCAG 2.0), and CAST are also valu­able resources to learn more about acces­si­bil­ity require­ments.

The webi­nar avail­able below is use­ful to watch and devel­op­ment an under­stand­ing for acces­si­bil­ity stan­dards.

Blackboard’s “Quick” Check­list for Con­tent Acces­si­bil­ity

  • Images have alter­na­tive text
  • No images of text or blink­ing images and ani­ma­tions
  • Word and Pow­er­Point doc­u­ments are prop­erly struc­tured
  • PDF’s are tagged for acces­si­bil­ity
  • Videos are cap­tioned
  • Instruc­tions are clear and suc­cinct
  • Color choices have proper con­trast
  • Tables are not used for lay­out

Web­site Acces­si­bil­ity Tools
WAVE and WAVE Tool­bar
aXe Acces­si­bil­ity Test­ing

Color Con­trast Web­site Tools
Tanaguru Con­trast Finder
WebAIM-Web Acces­si­bil­ity in Mind

Key­board Nav­i­ga­tion
Key­board mag­ni­fi­ca­tions (CTRL +/- and CTRL 0)

Ref­er­ences and Addi­tional Resources

Black­board Acces­si­bil­ity

Black­board Info­graphic Link

New Era of Dig­i­tal Acces­si­bil­ity Webi­nar

Acces­si­bil­ity at Black­board with 3Play­Media Webi­nar

Mak­ing Black­board Mod­ules and Con­tent Acces­si­ble for All Webi­nar


Under­stand­ing Acces­si­bil­ity

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