Accessible Course Design

Course Structure and Content

To develop an accessible online course, consider these two main areas for applying best practices:

  • The STRUCTURE and LAYOUT of the course as a whole such as in the navigation, module organization, titles, and labels.
  • The CONTENT you author or import including written text, documents, videos, images, presentations, and other materials.

Support Resources

Take advantage of these CSULB resources to support your accessible course development:

  • Blackboard Ally: Available in Fall 2021 BeachBoard courses, this service automates the creation of accessible materials.
  • BeachBoard Templates: Use one of the pre-built BeachBoard templates to facilitate the development of an accessible online course.
  • Course ConsultationsATS offers consultation services for faculty to support the use of technology and provide engaging learning for students.
  • Accessible Instructional Materials Center (AIM) The AIM Center provides resources and training for faculty to develop accessible course materials.

Accessibility Best Practices in Online Course Design

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) offer best practices for developing accessible online course content. Key points are listed below: