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Accessibility at UMKC

UMKC’s Online Course and Instructor Certification policy requires online courses and instructors to become certified through a UMKC/Quality Matters review. The reviews help UMKC meet nationally mandated accreditation and accessibility standards associated with online education.¬†Review Standards 37, 38, and 39 deal specifically with accessibility.

Accessibility Training

Learn how to make common course items accessible for all students.

Adobe PDFs

Run an accessibility check in Adobe Acrobat and view example documents.

Word

Run an accessibility check and view example documents.

Panopto

Import machine-generated captions and learn to edit for accuracy.

Alternative Text

Add alt text to images in Canvas, Microsoft products, and Adobe Acrobat.

PowerPoint

Run an accessibility check and view example documents.

Hyperlinks

Link to websites accurately and improve navigation.

Color Contrast

Review contrast ratios and access color contrast checkers.

Excel

Run an accessibility check and view example documents.

YouTube

Import machine-generated captions and learn to edit for accuracy.

Accessibility Open Labs

Do you have concerns or questions about accessibility? Do you need help making videos, Word Documents, PowerPoints, Excel Files, or PDFs accessible? Come join our Accessibility Open Lab! Bring your questions and inaccessible materials with you.

Accessibility & Privacy Policies

Accessibility and privacy policies are a requirement for UMKC Course Certification and Quality Matters. UMKC Online provides the policies for commonly used tools including the Canvas LMS, Panopto, and many more.

Accessibility and UDL Fact Sheet

Accessibility is for everyone. Although there are legal mandates requiring UMKC to make educational materials accessible, accessibility just good design. Learn more about how accessibility benefits everyone.

Accommodations with Disability Services

Students may require unique accommodations that ensure equal access to the learning environment at UMKC. If you have received an accommodations letter from a student and would like to learn more, visit Disability Services.