Good morning all! As I return from a nice long vacation, the eLearning Tutorials site is calling my name, asking for some overhauls. Yesterday, thanks to colleague Sue Doner, I got started, revamping the Accessibility tab with new resources created and curated by Sue, so I invite you to have a look.
The four main topic areas you will now find are:
Assistive Technology Tools Available in D2L, where you will find more information on BBAlly, ReadSpeaker, and TextAid, as well as information on how to add these tools to your course. Tutorials are available for both students and faculty on how you can use these tools to support your teaching and learning.
Tutorials for Making your Digital Content more Accessible is where you will find links to the Open Textbook Accessibility Toolkit (BCcampus) and a variety of Accessibility Checkpoints materials (created by Sue Doner) to help you make your WORD documents, images, audio, and video files more accessible for your students. There is also information for you on how to use BBAlly (in D2L) to support you in fixing accessibility issues you might have in your Content files.
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Projects at Camosun is where you can find information on some of the UDL work people at the college are working on. We would like to keep adding projects to this page, so if you are also working on a UDL project (or working on ways to support your students using UDL principles) and would like to share that with us, email Sue Doner at email@example.com.
Finally, Academic Accommodations at Camosun is where you will find information and tutorials around accessing and implementing academic accommodations through the Centre for Accessible Learning at the college.
If you have any questions about the information or tutorials on these Accessibility pages, please send me (Emily Schudel, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sue Doner (email@example.com) and email. We hope you find the resources useful!