Friday 5 Live: Higher Education Podcast

Creating Accessible Content & Connecting With Students

April 10, 2021 Season 2 Episode 7
Friday 5 Live: Higher Education Podcast
Creating Accessible Content & Connecting With Students
Show Notes

How can we intentionally design content that is accessible for our students? How can we help faculty and staff know how to proactively build content that meets accessibility standards? Cliff Nelson, Director, Instructional Technologies and Academic Support at WSU Tech shares his approach to his students first philosophy and practical recommendations for how we can create accessible content for our students. Check out the Accessibility Summer Camp that Cliff and his team coordinate each year for faculty and staff from across the country and other resources for building accessible content below:
WSU Tech’s Accessibility Summer Camp (June 18): https://www.accessibilityict.org/
WSU Tech’s Faculty Training:
https://www.itas-innovationcafe.com/accessibility-training Ally (an online tool that assess accessibility - integrates with LMS platforms such as Blackboard and Canvas) https://www.blackboard.com/teaching-learning/accessibility-universal-design/blackboard-ally-lms 

Professional Organizations:
OLC:
https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/
Quality Matters:
https://www.qualitymatters.org/
AHEAD:
https://www.ahead.org/home
WebAIM:
https://webaim.org/
Kansas Accessibility Resource Network:
https://ksarn.org/