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OER and ZTC for Faculty: Accessibility Resources
Faculty Guide on Open Educational Resources (OER) and Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) classes.
If you want to know what you should check in your course as far as accessibility, take a look at the Course Design Rubric from the CVC OEI. Section D focuses exclusively on accessibility and will help walk you through what you need to do to make your course accessible. If this feel overwhelming, consider @One's 5-Day Challenge or their Accessibility Essentials Micro Courses which offer short introductions to accessibility basics. The resources and tools listed on this page will also help make your course accessible.
How can you test your resources to ensure they are accessible? Use the below tools to help. If you are using Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF, or Canvas keep in mind that these programs have built in accessibility checkers that work to varying degrees.
The Screen Curtain Bookmarklet allows engineers, testers, educators, and students to temporarily obscure web technologies while using screen readers in order to simulate the experience of using such technologies without sight.
Accessibility Courses and Webinars
There are many free or affordable courses on various aspects of accessibility. If you don't know where to start learning about accessibility, you may want to consider taking an introductory course.
"The CCC Accessibility Center proactively assesses the California community college system's web and information technology accessibility needs and offers services, guidance and technical assistance to help colleges in realizing an accessible technology environment. "
"The goal of the Accessibility Toolkit - 2nd Edition is to provide resources for each content creator, instructional designer, educational technologist, librarian, administrator, and teaching assistant to create a truly open textbook—one that is free and accessible for all students."