Taking a hands-on approach to making course content accessible
I had the pleasure of working with Terri Hardy at IU East over the Spring 2021 semester. From the start, Terri was very committed to making sure her course was accessible and her students had a great user experience. Her eagerness to learn about accessibility was apparent during the initial consultation when she inquired about ongoing meetings to discuss how to create accessible course material.
Given Terri's desire to take a more hands-on approach, we continued to meet over the course of several weeks with each meeting focused on PowerPoint, Word, video, or Canvas page accessibility. These meetings were very productive with Terri asking accessibility questions and taking the lead in making her material accessible, and me providing instruction and guidance as needed.
Terri's commitment to inclusive design was evident from how much effort she put into everything. Her proactive attitude towards accessibility clearly exemplifies her desire to create a great experience for all her students. Here are a couple resources we used to make that possible: