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Accessible Course Design Workshops

Accessible online content includes and empowers all students in learning. Course accessibility is an essential component of best practices in teaching. Improving the accessibility of course content enhances the usability of courses. Accessible course content, media, and documents make course information easier to perceive, navigate and understand.

Supportive Inclusive Practices (SIP)

Supportive Inclusive Practices (SIP) is the first training in the Accessible Course Design Series.

The course addresses four topics:

  • Benefits of accessible course design to all learners.

  • Legal obligations for accessible course design in higher education.

  • Columbus State University (CSU) guidelines for online course accessibility.

  • Accessibility evaluation of course content.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the types of disabilities experienced by CSU students.

  • Describe diverse student needs for accessible courses.

  • Identify the benefits of accessible course design to all learners.

  • Identify the legal obligations for accessible course content in higher education.

  • Describe the essential Columbus State University guidelines for course accessibility.

  • Describe the benefits to faculty of meeting these guidelines.

  • Evaluate course content for accessibility.

  • Formulate a plan for remediating course content.

Developing Inclusive Practices (DIP)

Take a COOL DIP into accessible course design. Supportive Inclusive Practices is a prerequisite for DIP.

The course addresses the topics:

  • Techniques for designing accessible CougarVIEW course pages, Office documents, and multimedia.

  • Conversion of accessible documents to PDF.

  • Accessibility evaluation of external websites and applications.

  • Accessibility remediation of course syllabus.

Course Objectives:

  • Apply the essential Columbus State University online course accessibility guidelines.

  • Design accessible CougarVIEW course pages.

  • Design accessible Word documents and PowerPoint presentations.

  • Design or select accessible multimedia.

  • Convert accessible documents to PDF.

  • Initiate accessibility remediation of course syllabus.

For more information or registration options please contact newland_ann@columbusstate.edu 706-507-8530.