Accessibility Resources for LCC Faculty & Staff

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.

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Accessibility Resources

Scroll below for links to Accessibility Resources from the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges (SBCTC). This information has been collected from the Accessibility 101 Canvas trainings provided to LCC employees in February 2017 and 2018.

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

  • Explanation 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

  • An understanding of the primary components of accessibility.

Creating Accessible Email

  • How to create accessible email messages

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.

CTC Listserv

Contact Accessibility Coordinators

  Brandon Ray/Director of IT Services/Technology Accessibility Coordinator

Fax: 360.442.2259

  Mary Kate Morgan/Director of Disability Support Services & Special Populations


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