Document Type

Presentation

Session Description

Overwhelmed with the idea of meeting Section 508 requirements? In this session, we will look at 10 steps you can take toward making your digital content accessible for all users. We will discuss high level topics as well as identify nuts and bolts ideas such as heading levels, alt text, descriptive links, captioning/transcripts, and more. Your takeaways will be both a greater awareness of accessibility issues as well as a number of practical resources to take back home. Specifically, we will:

  • Discuss the importance of accessibility in terms of Section 508 and Universal Design for Learning.
  • Identify specific ways to make course materials accessible.
  • Locate self-help resources for learning more about creating accessible learning materials.

Keywords

online course design, accessible, accessibility

Audience Focus

Both K-12 and Higher Education

Start Date

7-30-2015 8:15 AM

End Date

7-30-2015 9:15 AM

Brief Biography of Primary Presenter

Catherine Artac is an instructional technologist/designer at Minnesota State University Moorhead where she helps faculty explore technologies and implement best practices in online course design. Catherine is also serves as the campus Quality Matters Coordinator.

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Jul 30th, 8:15 AM Jul 30th, 9:15 AM

10 Steps Closer to an Accessible Course

Overwhelmed with the idea of meeting Section 508 requirements? In this session, we will look at 10 steps you can take toward making your digital content accessible for all users. We will discuss high level topics as well as identify nuts and bolts ideas such as heading levels, alt text, descriptive links, captioning/transcripts, and more. Your takeaways will be both a greater awareness of accessibility issues as well as a number of practical resources to take back home. Specifically, we will:

  • Discuss the importance of accessibility in terms of Section 508 and Universal Design for Learning.
  • Identify specific ways to make course materials accessible.
  • Locate self-help resources for learning more about creating accessible learning materials.