Office of IDEAS
Course Accessibility Reviews
The California State University Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) targets the elimination of accessibility barriers across the university. As part of ATI, the Office of IDEAS collaborates with the Services for Students with Disabilities office to complete accessibility reviews of course materials uploaded to the Canvas learning management system (LMS) in November and April. Courses targeted for review and remediation support are prioritized based on criteria outlined by the ATI. Our team may contact faculty about specific course content if remediation of particular files proves challenging or infeasible; we will not remove any course content or alter any course assignments or activities.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is accessibility remediation?
Accessibility remediation refers to the process of removing barriers that affect people with disabilities. In other words, remediation means fixing the problems — and ensuring compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, and other laws that require organizations to make reasonable accommodations for disabled users.
How can I improve the accessibility of my course materials?
Fresno State provides resources that can support the creation of accessible materials, as well as evaluate existing materials for accessibility issues.
- Learn about Ally, our campus Canvas accessibility platform
- Ally and Accessibility Mini-Learning Module contains self-guided resources for creating accessible course documents and evaluating accessibility improvements using Ally.
- The Office of IDEAS tips and resources for Making Course Materials Accessible
What are faculty responsibilities regarding accessible course materials?
Fresno State APM 237, outlines faculty responsibilities for providing accessible course materials. The Office of IDEAS offers training and services that can support faculty with identifying inaccessible course materials and remediating materials for accessibility where possible.
How can I get training or assistance with accessible course materials?
If you have any questions, would like training, or need help making additional materials accessible contact the Office of IDEAS accessibility team at email@example.com.