Accessibility Review Tips
Each Canvas page needs to be checked for accessibility. We recommend using a combination of the Canvas checker, PopeTech, WAVE, UDOIT, DesignPlus (cidilabs) and/or Ally. All documents used in the course MUST be checked for accessibility and ALL videos in the course need accurate captioning with punctuation and capitalization.
Here are step by step suggestions using either the WAVE browser extension or UDOIT: OEI Instructional Designer Tips & Tricks for Checking Accessibility
And here's a self-paced course that walks reviewers on how to check for the various accessibility formatting: Reviewing for Accessibility in Canvas
Pope Tech is an accessibility checker available free to all Colleges from the CCC Accessibility Center.
NOTE: There's a webinar on using Pope Tech below.
UDOIT - open source (free) OR cloud-based (premium)
Ally (Blackboard) - Assists in making digital course content more accessible with alternative formats for students. Available for purchase through the CCC STAC program. For information, please contact email@example.com.
CCC Document Converter (CCC Accessibility Center) - The CCC Document Converter is a free tool for the California Community College alternate media specialists and staff to help convert digital files into alternate formats.
WebAim's Accessibility Color Contrast Checker
Canvas and Your Accessibility Toolbox: (6/4/21) webinar video introducing pros and cons of each tool
Course Design Resources (tips/examples for using OEI Rubric)
Reviewing Accessibility for the OEI Course Design Rubric (Canvas course, for your review team)
Accessibility Checklist (Word doc "cheatsheet")
Intro to Designing for Accessibility (self-paced mini-course for faculty)
Local POCR Accessibility Webinar Series
10-Day Accessibility Challenge
This resource can be integrated into your preparation materials for faculty and staff.