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Accessibility Training for Faculty

Accessibility training sessions offer an overview of Universal Design and how to implement in your classes for improved accessibility. Trainings are available in person and online. Please continue to refer to our calendar for upcoming sessions as further training rolls out. Here are some of the topics we cover:

  • Accessible course content for online, blended, or face-to-face
  • Color and Contrast
  • Formatting Text
  • Multimedia
  • External Content

In addition to these trainings, there are also a number of resources pertaining to accessibility available for faculty that are categorized below.

Accessibility Checkers

Accessing DCCCD Adobe Pro

Accessing DCCCD Microsoft Office

Grackle Docs for Google Docs

Guide to Microsoft Office Accessibility Checker

Using Microsoft Office Accessibility Checker

Alt Text

WebAIM Alt Text

Blackboard Ally

Ally gauges the accessibility of much of the content in eCampus shells and provides guidance and tips to make your content accessible. Ally automatically creates alternative versions of your files. This allows students to choose the type of file they want that best suits their needs.

Accessibility Checklist

Blackboard Ally Help

Weekly Planner

Captioning

MediaHub Knowledge Base

WebAIM Captions

YouTube Captions

Color and Contrast

Colour Contrast Analyser

WebAIM Color Contrast Checker

DCCCD Accessibility Taskforce and Checklist Resources

Accessing DCCCD Adobe Pro

Accessing DCCCD Microsoft Office

DCCCD Accessibility Checklist

DCCCD Accessibility Taskforce Website

DCCCD VPAT Request Script

General Accessibility Information

AskJan A to Z of Disabilities and Accommodations

WebAIM Web Accessibility in Mind

Simulators

Color Blindness Simulator

Dyslexia Simulator

Low Vision Simulator

Screen Reader Simulator

See Now Sight Loss Simulator

If you have any inquiries about accessibility training, we encourage you to contact us by email at wildfire@dcccd.edu.

Upcoming Events

Aug
30
Fri
8:00 am NLC – Accessibility Training for... @ eCampus
NLC – Accessibility Training for... @ eCampus
Aug 30 2019 @ 8:00 am – Jul 31 2020 @ 8:00 am
NLC - Accessibility Training for Faculty (Online) @ eCampus
This online course provides a detailed overview of designing accessible course content for online, blended, or face-to-face courses. This course is offered on eCampus in a community shell. To access the shell: 1) Register for[...]
Sep
20
Fri
8:30 am NLC – Calibration Part I: ENGL, ... @ G402
NLC – Calibration Part I: ENGL, ... @ G402
Sep 20 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
NLC - Calibration Part I: ENGL, GOVT, MATH, PHIL @ G402
This is a program-level core assessment training session for all faculty in ENGL, GOVT, MATH and PHIL. During this session, we will train faculty and adjuncts on how to score artifacts on these program-level (core)[...]
9:00 am DCCCD-Veterans Mental Health Sum... @ H200
DCCCD-Veterans Mental Health Sum... @ H200
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
DCCCD-Veterans Mental Health Summit 2019 @ H200
The DCCCD Professional Counselors Council and Veterans Council in partnership with the North Texas Veterans Administration Medical Services will host the Veterans Mental Health Summit 2019 at Eastfield College on September 17 and North Lake[...]
12:45 pm NLC – Calibration Part II: MATH @ A348
NLC – Calibration Part II: MATH @ A348
Sep 20 @ 12:45 pm – 2:30 pm
NLC - Calibration Part II: MATH @ A348
This is a program-level core assessment training session for all faculty in MATH only. During this session, we will train faculty and adjuncts on how to score artifacts on the Empirical and Quantitative Literacy program-level[...]
Sep
23
Mon
2:00 pm NLC – Accessibility Training for... @ K316
NLC – Accessibility Training for... @ K316
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
NLC - Accessibility Training for Faculty - Formatting Text @ K316
An overview of Universal Design and how to implement it for improved accessibility. Topics for this session include formatting text. Attendees receive 1.5 PDUs Register on myDCCCDsuccess Learning: Keywords: NLC, Accessibility, Universal Design, Office Suite,[...]

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