Creating Accessible Digital Materials
When creating or using digital materials in your course, you will want to ensure that those digital materials are accessible to the broadest range of learners. There are small steps that you can take in creating digital materials that may have a large impact for your learners. This list of resources provides a starting point for exploration.
- Accessibility in Blackboard (for faculty)
- Accessibility in Blackboard (for students)
- Navigating Blackboard with JAWS
- Original Course View - Extending Test Timer for an Accommodation with an Exception
- Ultra Course View - Extending Test Timer for an Accommodation
- Accessibility in Blackboard Collaborate
- Captions in Blackboard Collaborate
- Creating Accessible Word Documents
- Office Accessibility Center
- Run the built-in Accessibility Checker for feedback on the accessibility of your document, presentation, or spreadsheet
- PowerPoint live captioning feature
- How to make your content accessible to everyone?
- How to create accessible PDFs from Office Applications?
- How to make your templates more accessible?
- Microsoft Accessibility Training (Videos)
- Record or upload content to Kaltura and edit the automatically generated captions
- Record content in VoiceThread and edit the automatically generated captions
- Add subtitles and captions to YouTube videos
- If you didn't create the video, you can generate captions to overlay the video with a free captioning tool like Amara
Portions of the guidance on this page are adapted, with permission, from the Middlebury University Office of Digital Learning and Inquiry. "Creating Accessible Digital Materials" content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 License by Digital Learning & Inquiry at Middlebury.