The following checklist is a basic level list to ensure online course content is accessible. More advanced levels of accessibility can be achieved through consultation with DRS.
- Does your syllabus have a Disability Services statement? If not click here
- Does your syllabus list have a contact for technical assistance?
- Does your syllabus indicate the options for communicating with you?
- Do you list a turnaround time for online communication (i.e. 24 hours response on emails)?
- Does your syllabus have a clear outline for course content and expectations?
- Does your syllabus state standards of appropriate communication online?
- Do you provide examples/definitions of online terminology for students? For example: Canvas, discussion posting, catalyst, etc.
- Do you provide examples for different standards of “discussion posting” for courses?
- Can text be highlighted, copied, and pasted?
- Are documents saved as Word (.doc), PDF (.pdf), or RTF (.rtf)?
- If you do not have accessible documents, have you contacted UW DRS for assistance?
PowerPoint presentation slides
- Are all your presentations created with the same template?
- Were the presentations created using standard templates (you did not insert “text” boxes)?
- Are you using high and low contrast for text and background?
- Does the presentation include text descriptions for all graphics and pictures?
- Does the presentation include text typed in the order it is read which can be verified in the “Outline” panel?
- Do your images include text descriptions of necessary content?
Video and Audio
- Are all video (web, DVD and VHS) media captioned or have a transcript(s)?
- Are all audio (podcasting, mp3, cd’s etc) media caption or have a transcript(s)?
- If you do not have accessible media, have you contacted UW DRS for assistance?