Who can help me create accessible materials?
After reviewing these common accessibility issues, you might be wondering who at Western is available to help with the creation of accessible instructional materials. While there isn’t a “one-stop shop” at Western, consider the following strategies:
- The TSC can consult with you on course design and delivery decisions for Universal Instructional Design.
- Western Libraries is a great resource for publications and print/scan stations.
- The Instructional Technology Resource Centre (ITRC) supports instructors in creating and using accessible technology/materials for the classroom.
- Check your department or faculty technology services website for resources and How To’s.
In addition to external support, some software have built-in accessibility checkers, such as Adobe Acrobat Pro and MS Word. These can be used to automatically determine errors in a document that you have received or to guide you as you create a document.