I am usually a lurker to the great information that is shared in this
group. I apologize in advance if this has been discussed and I have
missed it. We are in the process of beginning training for faculty on how
to make their courses accessible. We have offered three workshops and
only a couple of people attended. I am reaching to get assistance with
1. How do you get faculty to come to the training to understand what they
need to do to make accessible instructional materials/content? Do you
have a series of workshops? Do you catchy titles? Do you have trainings
for specific departments instead of open workshops for all instructors?
Do you have staff that makes the material accessible for the instructors?
2. How do you evaluate the content in the LMS for accessibility? We are
a Moodle 2.5 campus. We were using Compliance Sheriff to test for
accessibility but it doesn't give an accurate report. It looks for many
things in the LMS that aren't compliant rather than focusing on the
content of the course. We'd like to keep those two issues separate. We
are looking for something that will let us know if they don't have alt
tags on images, if their PowerPoint, Word, or PDF documents are not
accessible, if they have non-descriptive links, etc.
We appreciate any guidance you can provide.
Barbara Taylor, MA, MS
Instructional Developer/Team Lead
IITS/Academic Technology Services
California State University San Marcos
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92096
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