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Faculty Resources: Accessibility Resources

Information about course reserves, information literacy instruction, class resources, and other resources for instructors

Accessibility Resources

Below are some additional resources to help make your course content accessible.

Testing Accessibility 

How can you test your resources to ensure they are accessible? Use the below tools to help. If you are using Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF, or Canvas keep in mind that these programs have built in accessibility checkers that work to varying degrees.

Designing Accessible Online Courses

Technology is increasingly used in delivering academic courses and resources. Some courses are offered completely online; others combine on-site and online components into a hybrid format.

It is important to ensure components of a course are accessible to and usable by all students. These include documents, videos, and websites. These digital resources often need to be remediated for accessibility as an accommodation to one or more students with disabilities. This presents tremendous challenges for faculty and staff, and creates a burden for students as they fall behind while waiting for accessible resources. Therefore, it is always best to proactively ensure all digital resources are accessible from the onset. This enables all students with and without disabilities to participate fully in the course, and the accessibility solutions often benefits all students.

Additional Resources

Park University Library
8700 NW River Park Drive, Box 61 - Parkville, MO - 64152
Phone: (816) 584-6285
Toll-free: (800) 270-4347