Accessibility and Universal Design in Learning

To help make higher education available to as many students as possible, CUNY SPS supports course design that upholds the principles of accessibility and Universal Design in Learning (UDL).

See the links, quick guides, and video tutorials below for steps can you take to ensure that your Blackboard course site and the course materials you post there are accessible to all.

WORD Creating Accessible Word Docs (PDF)

Checklist Word (PDF)

VIDEO TUTORIALS Part 1 & Part 2
EXCEL Creating Accessible Excel Docs (PDF)
Checklist Excel (PDF)
VIDEO TUTORIAL
POWERPOINT Creating Accessible PPT Docs (PDF)
Checklist PPT (PDF)
VIDEO TUTORIAL 
PDF Creating Accessible PDFs (PDF)  
BLACKBOARD Accessibility in Blackboard (PDF)
Checklist for Course Sites (PDF)
VIDEO TUTORIAL:  BB Accessibility
VIDEO TUTORIAL:  Adding Exceptions to Blackboard Tests
VIDEOS Captioning Videos on YouTube (PDF) VIDEO TUTORIAL

 

CUNY-wide Resources

 

Also, browse our Accessibility in Higher Ed series on the SPS Community Blog introducing the principles of Universal Design as they apply to teaching and learning.

(This site is continuous work in progress. Please check back for updates soon!)