Online Course Accessibility Resources

Approximately four percent of UCF’s students are connected with Student Accessibility Services (SAS). Although four percent may sound like a small number, approximately 75% of faculty have at least one student in at least one course connected with SAS. Therefore, it’s important that when you are creating digital materials for your online course, that you ensure all students, including those with disabilities, can access and use your online content, activities, and assessments.  

To learn more about UCF’s commitment to providing accessible course materials to all students and the support services available to assist you with this, please read UCF’s Digital Accessibility Policy (PDF) and the 2021 Provost Letter to Faculty.

Below is a list of resources for faculty provided by the Center for Distributed Learning to help create accessible digital course materials, review existing course materials to identify any possible accessibility barriers, and improve the accessibility of these materials.   

Resources for Faculty

Guides to Create Accessible Online Course Materials

The links below provide best practices and directions to create accessible online course materials.


Training and Support

  • Proactive Captioning for Online Courses allows faculty teaching W courses to submit a proposal to have captions added to course videos.
  • The Faculty Multimedia Center provides training to all faculty on how to caption videos and create multimedia for your course.
  • The Instructional Design Team provides support and training related to accessible course materials to IDL6543 credentialed faculty. Use the Instructional Designer Lookup tool to find your assigned instructional designer.
  • Webcourses@UCF Support offers open support labs which include support on improving the accessibility of your online course materials. Full-time faculty, adjuncts, TAs and GTAs are welcome to attend these open labs.

Additional UCF Accessibility Resources