Accessibility Essentials Micro-Courses Available

Accessibility Essentials Micro-courses Available to Colleges for Local Canvas Install

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Five free, self-paced accessibility micro-courses are now available to colleges to download and install on their local versions of Canvas. 

Designed by the California Community Colleges Accessibility Center in collaboration with @ONE, the self-paced, non-facilitated micro-courses discuss how to create electronic content and instructional resources that are accessible to all campus community members. Available micro-courses include:

  • Canvas Accessibility
  • Microsoft Word Accessibility
  • PDF Accessibility
  • PowerPoint Accessibility
  • Video Captioning

Additional micro-courses are currently in development. Visit Canvas Commons and search “CVC-OEI Adoptable” to download the micro-courses, which are also available on the @ONE course catalog

Micro-courses are not eligible for a badge or continuing education units from the California Virtual Campus-Online Education Initiative (CVC-OEI) or the CCC Accessibility Center. However, they can be used to create a customized workshop series to guide and track faculty’s participation in accessibility professional development, or be provided as a self-paced resource for college staff. Colleges adopting these micro-courses locally can create their own professional development pathways or credits. 

The CCC Accessibility Center offers training and technical assistance on a variety of topics, including web accessibility, assistive computer technologies, alternate format creation, and how to integrate accessibility into online instruction. 

Learn more at CCCAccessibility.org.