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Canvas Course Accessibility

Inclusive and Usable Content for All Students in Your Classroom

Keyboard with accessibility buttonAccessibility is an essential to keep in mind as you put your material online and provides a better experience for everyone. Accessible content sends a powerful message that you care about inclusive teaching.  

Getting Started with Accessibility - Let Us Help! 

if the idea of accessibility feels overwhelming, please send us a note so that we can help you get started!  

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you at accessibility@usu.edu or 435-797-5535 to review your courses or setup a quick meeting to discuss how we can help you make your content more accessible.

There are a number of quick and easy things you can do when getting started that can make a big difference.

Course Accessibility Resources

Ally Accessibility Checker

The Ally Tool provides feedback on your course material and automatically creates alternate formats for students.

Learn More about Ally

Video Captions

If you are using video in your course, adding captions makes them more accessible, help second language learners and make your videos easier to understand for everyone.

Request Video Captions

TidyUP Tool

Over time your Canvas course can accrue unnecessary files and it can be difficult to know which ones are still relevant to focus your efforts on. The File Cleanup Tool helps you identify and delete unnecessary files in your courses.

Learn More about the TidyUP Tool 

Canvas Accessibility Checker

Canvas has a built-in Accessibility Checker that you can use to check your Canvas page content.

Use the Canvas Accessibility Checker

Training Opportunities

Inclusive, Accessible Documents Workshop

  • Accessibility basics. 
  • Helpful accessibility tools in Canvas. 
  • Create accessible Word, PowerPoint and PDF documents. 
Register for the Inclusive Documents Workshop

Improve the Canvas Student Experience Workshop

Tips to make your content more accessible and more usable for everyone in your classroom.

Register for the Improve the Canvas Student Experience Workshop


Document Accessibility Online Course

WebAIM has generously provided their online Accessible Documents course to all USU faculty at no cost. Read about the course here or email accessibility@usu.edu to be added to the courses.

 

Additional Resources