Creating and utilizing accessible content is fundamental to equal access. Creating accessible materials is usually very simple and generally does not involve extra time or effort. Please review the links below on universal design and creating accessible content.
- Federal Law requires all content to be accessible to students with disabilities. What does accessible mean?
- It is the responsibility of the content creator(instructor) to design accessible content (NCSU REG 08.00.11 – Online Course Material Host Requirements). There is not an on-campus resource for retro-actively converting content for instructors.
- All content should be made accessible when delivered to a group where the functional limitations are not known, or someone in the group needs an accessible version.
- Planning for accessibility from the beginning is an order of magnitude easier, both in time and money, than fixing it after the fact.
Quick Guide for Designing Accessible Content
- Online Accessibility Course
- Accessibility at NC State
- Accessibility Quick Guide
- Accessibility Tutorials (documents, .pdfs, websites, etc.)
- Captioning Grant
- Instructional Consultation through DELTA
- Quick videos on making Microsoft products and pdfs accessible
- Planning an Accessible Event
- Captioned Educational Media Information
- DO-IT Faculty Room
- Removing Barriers: Tips and Strategies to Promote Accessible Communication
- Oregon State University, Department of Physics – Science Access Project
- Tech Connections’ guide to Accessible Calculators
- YouTube Captioning