As we move to an online format, it is important that we make sure that all students feel welcome and included in your course. They also must be able to access and understand your materials. As a federally funded institution, it is the law – but more importantly, a commitment to equity and inclusion for all is a core principle of our college.
Helping our students succeed is more important than ever in this stressful time. To assist you in creating a supportive and inclusive environment here are some resources to get you started.
We will be hosting a webinar on Thursday – April 9, 2020 from 1:00pm-2:00pm. Please join us at https://chemeketa.zoom.us/j/733115458 to learn about some Simple things you can do to improve Inclusion and Accessibility.
For some great tips and suggestions on making your courses more inclusive follow these simple guidelines: Equitable Teaching in a Remote Learning Environment
For more information on inclusive practices and diversity, contact Vivi Caleffi Prichard at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Center for Academic Innovation has a set of resources to help you make sure that your materials are accessible for the digital environment. Here are a few to help get you started:
- The Aim for Accessibility Resource Page – information on accessibility broken into eight easy to understand segments. Each segment has things to keep in mind, tips and tricks, and step by step tutorials.
- A Document Accessibility Checklist – an easy checklist to help make your documents accessible.
- Accessibility: What is it and why you should care – information on how accessibility helps everyone.
- Information on Accessibility Checkers – including the Ally Tool in Blackboard
- The article 20 Tips for Teaching an Accessible Online Course from the DO-IT center at the University of Washington has some helpful information on the how and why of creating accessible documents.
If you have any questions or need assistance with accessibility, contact Heather Mariger at email@example.com.
Have a question?
Send your questions to Heather Mariger: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to answer as many as we can during the webinar and will email you any we are not able to address.