How accessible is my course? Am I reaching diverse students?
These are common questions as awareness of the purpose and need for accessible and universally designed learning experiences grows. When searching for help, however, you're likely to find an overwhelming list of steps, templates, checklists, guidance, etc., which can ultimately lead to inaction by distraction.
The document linked below provides guidance for assessing the accessibility and universal design of a course, module, document, presentation, or any content you are developing to be consumed by students, prospective students, trainees, or colleagues. The document differentiates between Tier 1 (necessary to meet accessibility requirements) and Tier 2 (recommended to reach diverse learners). Completing this self-assessment or peer-reviewing a colleague's work using this guide will help to find both quick fixes and more complex opportunities to be considered over time and perhaps in consultation with the Digital Accessibility Center or the OCIO Accessibility Analyst.
The Office of Distance Education and eLearning Accessibility Assessment Guide.
Questions about using the Accessibility Assessment Guide? Email ODEEaccessibility@osu.edu.