Accessibility Requirement Guidelines

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Satisfying the Accessibility Requirements

The California State University and MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching) developed a set of accessibility “checkpoints” to help TAACCCT grantees evaluate the accessibility of their contributions of Open Educational Resources (OER) to the TAACCCT repository, SkillsCommons. CAST, a partner in the TAACCCT Learning Network and the CSU Accessible Technology Initiative contributed the references and support resources to help TAACCCT grantees learn how best to design, evaluate, and remediate their Open Educational Resources (OER) to maximize the accessibility of the learning resources for all.

Accessibility Checkpoints and Instruction Guide

 

The Accessibility Checkpoints  Download Word Document  Download PDF Document ReadSpeaker Listen

These checkpoints are meant to guide your TAACCCT grant team in their evaluation of the accessibility of the educational materials your grant produced. Once completed, this document should be uploaded to the repository along with the corresponding material.

 

 

Instruction Guide for Completing the Accessibility Checkpoints  Download Word Document Download PDF Document ReadSpeaker Listen

This instruction guide provides “reference materials” for each criteria which should help your team reliably learn and apply the checkpoints for your contributions to the SkillsCommons repository. Most of the resources are comprehendible by faculty and instructional designers and a few resources are much more technically oriented (e.g. structural mark-up section).

 

Additional Accessibility Guides & Resources

The additional resources, guides and websites listed below provide you some basic support for addressing the accessibility requirements of commonly used file formats.

How Your Efforts Benefit Others

Lana’s Story – “From Where I Sit” Video

Lana finds herself in college at age 40 after Retinitus Pigmentosa takes away her sight, her career, and her future. She decided to return to college but it meant she had to learn many new skills. In this video she demonstrates her accessibility tools and describes how she manages her course work and her relationships with professors. Video Transcript

 

Accessible version of this video