Online Accessibility Trainings
Texas Tech University eLearning and Academic Partnerships provides a series of trainings in multiple formats to teach how to create online instructional material. The series includes an introduction to online accessibility and several workshops for practicing new skills.
Online Accessibility Topics
Online Accessibility for Instructors
This lecture will go over the federal guidelines instructors need to know to keep their courses accessible. Participants will leave with a check list of items to implement into their courses and learn about the resources at Worldwide eLearning. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions that pertain to individual situations.
Making Your Documents Accessible
This workshop teaches you simple steps to make documents accessible to students who utilize screen readers, including Word, PowerPoint, and PDFs. Participants will receive instruction and guided time to practice their new skills, learn how to use Microsoft Accessibility Checker and save in an accessible format. Please bring a syllabus or another document to revise and make accessible.
Accessible Instructional Videos
Instructional videos are a common and useful way to dispense knowledge to learners. This hour-long training will provide a step-by-step plan to create videos that includes a consideration of planning, technical basics, recording software, Universal Design of Learning, accessibility and efficient ways of sharing instructional video.
How to Use the Worldwide eLearning Online Accessibility Lab
Texas Tech University eLearning and Academic Partnerships has taken many steps over the years to ensure that our online content and coursework materials are accessible to all students no matter the disability. In addition to many accessibility trainings, a resource that is offered to TTU instructors is the Online Accessibility Lab (OAL). The OAL assists instructors with providing accessible instructional materials in their classes, offering help with captioning, assistance in creating accessible content and even providing accessibility evaluations.
The training formats include:
Face-to-face trainings. This limited to 15 people to create an individual experience.
Webinars. These are accessible from any computer or use the Blackboard app from your mobile device.
For additional learning opportunities:
- One-on-one consultations on specific topics. Get individual assistance via email@example.com.
- Online instructional resources include step-by-step assistance for instructional materials.