What Is Online Accessibility?

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 the 2018 Provost Letter (PDF) sent to UCF faculty regarding ADA-compliant course materials. There are also resources provided below that will help you build accessible digital course materials and review existing course materials to identify any possible accessibility barriers.   

CDL Online Course Accessibility Resources for Faculty

Create Accessible Online Course Materials Guide

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

Webcourses@UCF Templater Tool

Webcourses@UCF Templater Tool provides content pages pre-populated with content and accessible formatting elements.

Quiz Extensions

Quiz Extensions allows faculty to add extra time to Quizzes for accommodation requests.

Universal Design Online Content Inspection Tool

Universal Design Online Content Inspection Tool (UDOIT) checks your course for common accessibility concerns .

Faculty Multimedia Center

Faculty Multimedia Center provides faculty training on how to caption videos.

Proactive Captioning

Proactive Captioning for Online Courses allows faculty teaching W courses to submit a proposal to have captions added to course videos.

Additional UCF Accessibility Resources