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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

Mar
3
Tue
1:00 pm NLC – Title IX Session Series: U... @ K216
NLC – Title IX Session Series: U... @ K216
Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
NLC - Title IX Session Series: Unconscious Bias @ K216
As in any organization, everyone has subconscious biases. They are simply the brain’s way of coping with and categorizing all the information we receive every day; both positive and negative. Our tendency to discriminate against[...]
Mar
5
Thu
2:00 pm NLC – Civil Rights Sessions: Mis... @ A206
NLC – Civil Rights Sessions: Mis... @ A206
Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
NLC - Civil Rights Sessions: Mississippi Burning: African Americans and the Vote in Mississippi @ A206
This April, North Lake College students will travel by bus to visit landmarks of the American Civil Rights Movement as part of the college’s second Civil Rights Tour. The trip takes place April 2-5, with[...]
Mar
11
Wed
2:00 pm NLC – Civil Rights Sessions: Vot... @ A206
NLC – Civil Rights Sessions: Vot... @ A206
Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
NLC - Civil Rights Sessions: Voting and Mass Incarceration @ A206
This April, North Lake College students will travel by bus to visit landmarks of the American Civil Rights Movement as part of the college’s second Civil Rights Tour. The trip takes place April 2-5, with[...]
Mar
13
Fri
11:30 am NLC – Teaching Squares Program: ... @ K322
NLC – Teaching Squares Program: ... @ K322
Mar 13 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
NLC - Teaching Squares Program: Round Up @ K322
Interested in being a part of Teaching Squares? Here’s your chance! The Teaching Squares program provides advisors, faculty, and adjuncts with an opportunity to gain new insight into teaching through a non-evaluative process of reciprocal[...]
Mar
25
Wed
2:30 pm NLC – Faculty Teaching Strategie... @ K305
NLC – Faculty Teaching Strategie... @ K305
Mar 25 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
NLC - Faculty Teaching Strategies - English Dept @ K305
An ongoing series of teaching ideas presented by English faculty members incorporating new pedagogy into the classroom, including new activities, assignments and technologies. Attendees receive 1.0 PDUs Register on myDCCCDsuccess Learning: Keywords: NLC, teaching, pedagogy,[...]

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