Lower Columbia College provides equal opportunity to its educational and administrative
services, programs, and activities in accordance with federal and state law.
Equal opportunity includes appropriate and effective access to technology for students,
employees, and community members. Ensuring equal opportunity to technology is the
responsibility of all college administrators, faculty, and staff.
Scroll below for links to information provided by the Washington State Board for Community
& Technical Colleges (SBCTC). This information has been collected from Accessibility 101, the Canvas training provided to LCC employees in February 2017.
- Links to federal and state laws that regulate accessibility.
- Information that explains why accessibility is important to students and faculty in
- Explanation of the difference between these two concepts.
- Explanation of terms and tools used when addressing accessibility.
- Origins of 'universal design', as well as guidelines for using it.
- An understanding of the primary components of accessibility.
- How to create accessible documents in Microsoft Word.
- How to create accessible documents in Microsoft PowerPoint.
- Explanation of PDF generation, how to add accessibility to PDF, and related software.
- How to apply accessibility concepts to web content.
- How Canvas software provides accessibility, and how you should use it.
- How to create Canvas pages that provide accessibility.
- How to create accessible video content.
- How to work with vendors and publishers to make sure they provide accessibility.
- How you can advocate for providing accessibility.
- How you can create a plan for making your materials accessible, without becoming overwhelmed.
- Advanced action plan recommendations.