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 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.

Creating Accessible Word Documents (PDF)   Checklist (PDF)  VIDEO TUTORIALS: Part 1 & Part 2

Creating Accessible Excel Documents (PDF)   Checklist (PDF)   VIDEO TUTORIAL

Creating Accessible PowerPoint Documents (PDF)   Checklist (PDF)   VIDEO TUTORIAL

Creating Accessible PDF Documents (PDF)   VIDEO TUTORIAL 

Accessibility Best Practices (PDF)

Captioning Videos on YouTube (PDF)   VIDEO TUTORIAL

VIDEO TUTORIAL How to Add Exceptions to Blackboard Tests

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.

CUNY-wide Resource: Reasonable Accommodations: A Faculty Guide to Teaching College Students with Disabilities

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