Accessibility and UDL

 

It is the policy of the CSU to make information technology resources and services accessible to all CSU students, faculty, staff and the general public regardless of disability. Part of a quality course is making sure that all students have equal access to the content and experiences necessary to succeed. As such, the CSU has developed a professional development websiteOpens in new window related to instructional materials accessibility.

In addition to technical accessibility, Universal Design for Learning is an educational framework based on research in the learning sciences that guides the development of flexible learning environments that can accommodate individual learning differences. Through funding from the U.S. Department of Education and California State University, UDL-UniverseOpens in new window was developed to serve as a one-stop portal for UDL and faculty development resources.

AIM badgeOET offers a certificate program in Accessible Instructional Materials to help faculty understand and create flexible learning resources to accomodate students with dissabilities. 

 

GUIDELINES AND TUTORIALS

We are building and will continue to maintain web pages that summarize accessibility guidelines for various types of instructional materials.  These guidelines will also provide links to specific text based and video tutorials.

Here is an Accessible Syllabus Template that aligns with UPS. Feel free to download the template and modify the sample text to reflect your expectations, as well as those of your department.

The CSU's Professional Development for Accessible TechnologyOpens in new window Opens in new window  website offers multiple tools and resources to make information technology resources and services accessible to all CSU students, faculty, staff and the general public regardless of disability.  

The icons below link to CSU websites, the titles below the icons link to the appropriate OET guide. 

 

 

INFOGRAPHIC

In this Infographic, WebAIM highlights important principles for accessible design.  Web Accessibility for Designers infographic Opens in new window

Web Accessibility for Designers infograpgh translation

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT OET

We are located at Pollak Library South PLS-237

Call to set an appointment 657-278-4528

Reach us via email at oet@fullerton.edu