Accessibility Compliance

Chapter 3 Course Design & Development

Creating an Accessible Syllabus

Starting to create your syllabus from scratch? Want to make sure it is an accessible Word doc? Consider using this Accessible Syllabus document as a starting place:

Download a Syllabus as a Word document that is accessibility compliant with the typical information needed.

This video demonstrates how to create an accessible digital syllabus and upload it to the Schedule of Classes section information page for your course.  Topics include how to find and use our syllabus templates, what makes a document accessible, and how to convert your file to a PDF and upload it to the Schedule of Classes.

Canvas Accessibility Video Series

In part 1 of a 3-part series, SRJC Instructional Accessibility Specialist Corrine Haverinen shows the Canvas Accessibility Checker in the Rich Content Editor for faculty to use to maintain the accessibility of online courses between reviews. 

In part 2 of a 3-part series, SRJC Instructional Accessibility Specialist Corrine Haverinen shows the WAVE accessibility tool for faculty to use to maintain the accessibility of online courses between reviews. 

  • First, she shows how to install WAVE as a plug-in to Chrome or Firefox browsers.
  • Then she demonstrates how to use WAVE for a more in-depth evaluation of individual pages than the Canvas Accessibility Checker provides.

SRJC Instructional Accessibility Specialist Corrine Haverinen demonstrates how to use the Universal Design Online Content Inspection Tool or UDOIT to identify accessibility issues in canvas courses from within Canvas. UDOIT will scan the course content, generate a report, and provide resources on how to address common accessibility issues.