It is each instructor's responsibility to ensure their course content is accessible (https://eoss.asu.edu/accessibility/faculty-staff).
Get started by accessing the resources below.
Digital accessibility means making your course, website, and other online content accessible to everyone, regardless of their abilities or the device they are using. Often, simple changes can improve access to digital content for people with disabilities, including:
- Visual (e.g., blindness, low vision, color blindness)
- Auditory (e.g., deafness, hard of hearing)
- Motor (e.g., paralysis, cerebral palsy, missing/damaged limbs)
- Cognitive (e.g., learning disabilities, brain injury, psychiatric disorders)
19.4% of U.S. undergrads have a reported disability.
25% of student veterans* have a disability.
How to get started with course accessibility
Some of the most helpful improvements for users are fairly simple to make:
- If you post videos, host them on MediaAmp or Wistia and edit the automatic captions.
- Check that all your images have equivalent alternative text.
- Make sure all your pages are keyboard accessible.
- Work with the ASU library to digitize course content in accessible formats, including film, book chapters, and various published/ copyrighted resources using the Library Resource Organizer (formerly "Reading List"): https://libguides.asu.edu/resource-organizer
More accessibility resources
ASU's Introduction to Accessibility 30-minute Canvas course: https://canvas.asu.edu/enroll/R8MHY6
Digital accessibility at ASU: https://accessibility.asu.edu/
Student Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Services (SAILS): https://eoss.asu.edu/accessibility
Creating accessible course content from Teach Access: https://teachaccess.org/resources/creating-accessible-course-content/
ASU Learning Experience Accessibility quick tips and Ally: https://lx.asu.edu/accessibility