Accessibility Workshop Series
After months of research and piloting, Butler Community College’s EdTech department has released a series of online workshops for ensuring course accessibility. These workshops address current issues with practical, hands-on solutions. Both instructional designers and faculty will find useful tools and tips regardless of current experience or knowledge. Participants will benefit from the applied strategies that Butler uses with its own online course development.
The original workshop series, released in 2017, has been updated regularly as standards continue to be refined. The workshops are self-paced, and totally online. Progressing from overview to detailed solutions, the workshops will provide a range of skills and tools for transforming course materials to meet section 508 and WCAG 2.0 AA standards.
$50 per workshop - $135 for complete series - Group discounts available.
Introduction to Accessibility
This workshop introduces participants to accessibility guidelines set forth in WCAG 2.0 AA. Participants will be introduced to the standards and how to implement some of those standards to make LMS pages and webpages more accessible for all students. Topics presented include: introduction to section 508 and WCAG 2.0 AA, creating accurate alternate text and use of formatting and page structure to increase accessibility.
This workshop provides information and practice with making files more accessible to students and the basics of video captioning. Topics include: testing Word and PowerPoint files for accessibility, fixing errors in Word and PowerPoint files, testing PDF files for accessibility, creating accessible PDF files, and captioning personal and public videos.
This workshop guides participants through reviewing online course materials for accessibility. Topics include: use of Chrome extensions to test accessibility and use of the Butler review spreadsheet to identify accessibility needs.
To register, please contact the Educational Technology department.
When it comes to accessibility, “we are stronger together”.