Accessibility for Online Courses at UMKC
UMKC Online provides resources for faculty and staff so that they can produce materials that are accessible to the broadest audience possible. Web accessibility and Universal Design for Learning are two ways to achieve this goal. We encourage you to read the Online Accessibility Fact Sheet, explore the Resource Library, and register for a free workshop to learn more about how to make your course content accessible.
Coming in 2018: Online Course Certification and Accessibility Standards
If you were not aware, UMKC has adopted an Online Course and Instructor Certification policy that online courses and instructors be certified through a UMKC/Quality Matters review. This policy will take effect in 2018. Certification allows UMKC to meet nationally mandated accreditation standards associated with online education and also represents best practices. Accessibility standards in course design and materials (e.g., documents, slides, and video) are a part of this review. To learn more, download the Accessibility for Course Certification handout. To review the evaluation rubric, visit the Course Certification page.
Have a Question?
For those new to the topic, the Accessibility Fact Sheet for Online Instructors can be a good place to start.
Explore the Accessible Teaching Resources Library
UMKC Online’s curated resource library provides how-to guides, articles, and tools for creating accessible educational materials and applying Universal Design for Learning to your instructional practice.
Enroll in a Workshop
UMKC Online offers free accessibility workshops each month to all faculty and staff. If you are interested in a customized training session for your department, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.