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Digital Accessibility Checklist for Courses

The College of Science and Engineering has compiled this course accessibility checklist to help ensure that your Blackboard content meets federal requirements. For help or more information about any items listed here, contact the Instructional Technology Office.

Checklist items are derived from Section 504 and Section 508 of the United States Rehabilitation Act, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, WCAG 2.0 requirements, Office of Civil Rights rulings involving online education, and principles outlined by the National Center on Universal Design for Learning.

Compliance Requirements

Courses at colleges and universities are required to follow Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 at Level AA compliance. Read the World Wide Web Consortium’s WCAG 2 at a Glance information to learn more about the guidelines and how to put them into context within your courses.

WebAIM’s WCAG 2.0 Checklist

Web Accessibility In Mind (WebAIM) has created this WCAG 2.0 Checklist with recommendations for implementing web principles and techniques for WCAG 2.0 conformance.

Universal Design for Learning

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) provides the strategy for implementing digital accessibility concepts in your courses.

CAST

CAST is a nonprofit education research and development organization that focuses on UDL and makes resources publicly available.

DO-IT Center

The DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center promotes awareness and accessibility and offers extensive resources about UDL and digital accessibility.