Digital Course Content

Creating Accessible Digital Course Content

The digital materials (text, images, video, etc.) you create and select for classes need to be accessible to individuals with disabilities, including (but not limited to) people with hearing, mobility, cognitive or visual impairments. Accessible materials benefit all students, allowing for multiple ways to access and use digital materials.

By keeping accessibility in mind when creating onine courses from the beginning, you will be successful in making accessible electronic content. 

Included on this page is a basic list to check for eAccessibility in your electronic files. For a more comprehensive list, please visit our Best Practices page.

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Megan Wuebker: Instructional Designer
IT@UC Center for Excellence in eLearning

"Creating accessible course materials is important because while many students choose not to disclose their need for accommodation, there are also students who aren’t even aware that they have a need. By ensuring that course materials are accessible, an inclusive learning environment is created which provides all students with the same opportunity for success."

Accessible Syllabus Example

Are you interested in looking at what an accessible syllabus looks like? Please download an example PDF file: Syllabus

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Digital Course Content Accessibility Checklist

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