ADA & Web Accessibility Self-Paced Workshop

Track : Accessibility

Levels : Beginner,Intermediate

Improving access to online education means, among other things, ensuring that your online course materials, teaching and learning activities, and assessments are accessible for all learners. This workshop will help you better understand the legal framework for accessibility in online education and how learners with disabilities participate in online classes. You will also explore the practical application of procedures that instructional designers, instructors, developers, and administrators follow when they create ADA compliant online courses.

Note: This workshop is eligible for the OLC Accessibility Badge for participants that complete all four of our workshops on the topic of accessibility and universal design for learning. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) frames the decisions made in designing and delivering online courses
  • Identify types of accommodations needed for different visible and non-visible disabilities
  • Evaluate the accessibility of materials in your online course


This online workshop is entirely self-paced and is not instructor facilitated. The estimated time for completion is 6-8 hours, but you will likely find yourself spending more time as you investigate some of the additional resources that are provided. You will have 365 day access which will begin on the first day you enroll. This workshop has been divided into five modules which consist of brief narrated presentations, additional resources to explore, and module assessments.

  • Module 1 – Why Accessibility Matters
  • Module 2 – Assistive Technology
  • Module 3 – Accessibility Laws
  • Module 4 – Making Your Course More Accessible
  • Module 5 – Moving Beyond Accommodation: Universal Design

Who should attend?

  • Faculty new to the online environment
  • Veteran online faculty
  • Instructional designers

What are the key takeaways from this workshop?

  • An understanding of what accessibility is, why it matters in higher education, and the different types of disabilities
  • An overview of the types of assistive technology available to students and how they are used in online courses
  • A better understanding of the accessibility laws and guidelines in the United States, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0
  • Strategies and resources for making your course and course content more accessible for all participants, including how to implement Universal Design for Instruction (UDI) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles and practices

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Refund Policy
If you register and pay for a OLC workshop and are unable to enroll (due to personal schedule conflicts, illness, etc), we will be happy to apply your payment to another OLC workshop in the same calendar year upon your written request to No refunds will be given.