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Accessibility is the practice of making your materials usable by as many people as possible. It ensures that all users can access and use the information provided in the way that they need. Here you will find some helpful resources on ensuring your course materials and other documents are accessible.


Accessibility workshops

Basics of Universal Design

Online workshop

This workshop will focus on the three principles of UDL – Engagement, Representation, and Expression. We will explore UDL concepts and easy ways to implement UDL into your courses.

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BB Ally

Online workshop

Blackboard Ally is an accessibility application that works with Blackboard to help ensure that your digital course content is accessible by learners. Ally provides course content in accessible formats, including electronic braille and audio files.

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Building Strengths

Online course

Created in partnership with Nicola Valley Institute of Technology and UFV, the online module, Building Strengths looks at the whole student and provides you with strategies and tips for being more inclusive in your instructional practices and to make the classroom experience more accessible to students. Although it focuses on trades and technology fields, the knowledge gained from this course is applicable to any subject. As part of the module, you learn about universal design for learning, adapting practical spaces, cultural implications of disability, and inviting success.

Also available for faculty and staff: an accessibility tool kit to complement the Building Strengths module. This document is filled with resources and information to assist learning for students with disabilities.

Complete the online module

Annual Accessibility Awareness Event (AAE)

Annual event

The goal of this annual event is to promote and raise awareness of accessibility. The Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC), partnering with Centre for Accessibility Services (CAS) host an event featuring keynote presenters, workshops, and other relevant sessions to showcase and learn about accessibility. It coincides with National Accessibility Week.

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Accessibility videos

How to Close Caption in Kaltura using YouTube

How to give some instructional support visually to your student


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