During the Academic year, trainings on how to make online classes accessible will be offered regularly by an Assistive Technology Specialist. All online faculty members will be strongly encouraged to take the training. Flex credit will be provided. The District will track which faculty have taken the trainings.
Syllabus Template File
Download this Accessible Word template for creating a syllabus. Accessibility practices have been applied to the file. Note that if you add things, such as images you will need to apply best accessibility practices. Saving out the Word file to a PDF will create an accessible PDF depending on your platform and saving methods.
PDA DAY SPRING 2015: Removing Barriers to Online Learning - Creating Accessible Syllabi
Creating Accessible Word Documents
Creating Accessible PDFs for Online Classes
Use Adobe Acrobat to create PDFs that are accessible to disabled individuals with screen readers and other assistive computer technologies.
Creating Accessible Web Presentations from Microsoft PowerPoint Files
Learn how to take a PowerPoint presentation and create a Web presentation that is accessible to disabled individuals with screen readers and other assistive computer technologies.
Other Trainings & Tutorials
Creating Accessible Word & Powerpoint Files to PDF by Corrine Haverinen
Accessibility Lecture by Corrine Haverinen
Accessibility Lecture Slideshow, August 20, 2012 - a lecture given at the College of Marin as an overview of online accessibility with numerous linked resources. This is a browser-based slideshow that can be navigated by mouse or keyboard. Controls are:
- Next slide: Space bar, return, right arrow, down arrow, page down, click anywhere in slide that isn't in the control area (lower right corner), click "arrow" in lower right corner, access key "X"
- Previous slide: Up arrow, left arrow, page up, click "arrow" in lower right corner, access key "Z"
- Toggle the slide styles: Click on the toggle button (to Click in bottom, right to access drop-down list of pages. Toggle off the CSS for outline view by using the "T" key
- Home and End keyboard buttons work as well
- See a complete list of keyboard controls to operate the slideshow