Several months ago, a hot news item was the Department of Justice’s finding that UC-Berkeley housed several public educational videos that weren’t accessible to people with sight and hearing issues. As a result, UC-Berkeley took down the access to these videos. This put higher education institutions into a panic, and the conversation continues in many online webinars and newsletters. Institutions are making strides to ensure accessibility, but sometimes individual faculty members are at a loss about how to do this. Here are several ways individual faculty can learn simple tricks for making their course materials more accessible.

Making Word documents accessible

Making accessible videos

Making PDFs accessible