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.

See also: Accessibility Technology Policy.

Accessibility Resources

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.

Laws & Policies

Links to federal and state laws that regulate accessibility.

Why Accessibility Matters

Information that explains why accessibility is important to students and faculty in higher education.

Access vs. Accommodation

Explanation of the difference between these two concepts.

Accessibility Terms & Concepts

Explanations of terms and tools used when addressing accessibility.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Origins of 'universal design', as well as guidelines for using it.

Accessible Design Principles

The primary components of accessibility.

Creating Accessible Word Documents

How to create accessible documents in Microsoft Word.

Creating Accessible PowerPoints

How to create accessible documents in Microsoft PowerPoint.

Creating Accessible PDFs

Explanation of PDF generation, how to add accessibility to PDF, and related software.

Basic Web Accessibility

How to apply accessibility concepts to web content.

Accessibility in Canvas

How Canvas software provides accessibility, and how you should use it.

Creating Accessible Canvas Pages

How to create Canvas pages that provide accessibility.

Creating Accessible Videos

How to create accessible video content.

Using and Procuring Accessible Technology and Materials

How to work with vendors and publishers to make sure they provide accessibility.

Being an Accessibility Advocate

How you can advocate for providing accessibility.

Creating an Action Plan: Part I

How you can create a plan for making your materials accessible, without becoming overwhelmed.

Creating an Action Plan: Part II

Advanced action plan recommendations.

Contact eLearning & Open Education, WA SBCTC

  Jess Thompson/Program Administrator

Fax: 360.442.xxxx

  Steve Gance, Ph.D./Policy Associate

Fax: 360.442.xxxx

  Alissa Sells/Program Administrator

Fax: 360.442.xxxx

  Amy Rovner/MPH RD Instructional Designer, Shoreline Community College

Fax: 360.442.xxxx

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