Create a course that is inclusive to all learners
Consider the accessibility concerns that may arise when asynchronous content is used: Are students experiencing internet or computer challenges that make watching videos difficult? Are the materials you post usable (do the images contain alt-text and headings, and is the font legible?)?
Include captions on all recordings. You can self-caption course videos using the auto-generated captions feature in Canvas Studio. CIRT also provides captioning services.
Make sure that your pages and modules adhere to accessibility requirements by using the Canvas accessibility diagnostic tool. Utilize headers (rather than simply increasing the font size) to ensure that screen readers can read the page correctly. Use alt text for any images that are not purely aesthetic. Ascertain that any color contrast used on pages or slides is sufficient.
Visit CIRT’s Canvas Accessibility page for more information about making your course accessible to all students. CIRT can provide one-on-one consultations for Document Accessibility Reviews, Course Reviews, and individualized training.
Schedule a meeting with Wendy Poag, the Coordinator of Accessibility Training, for in-depth information.
CIRT also offers training on accessibility in Canvas and on creating accessible documents. Register for sessions on CIRT’s Event page.