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Faculty Resources for Digital Accessibility

Universal Design for Accessibility  

What is Digital Accessibility?

Digital accessibility happens when a person can easily navigate and understand the content of a website, application, electronic document, or media file.  It helps a wide range of individuals, including those who may have hearing, movement, sight, or cognitive needs.

Why is Accessibility Important?

As an academic institution, we have a moral and legal obligation to make our content accessible to our community members.  It is also the law.  Morally, it's the right thing to do and accessibility aligns directly with our University's mission to strengthen lives for purpose, service, and leadership.

Who is Responsible?

We are all responsible.  As the professor of a class, all of the content that you create or share with students or the public must be accessible.  Refer to Pepperdine University's accessibility policy.

Instructor Resources

Is your course syllabus accessible?

Are you using headings, tables, and images properly in your syllabus document?  Learn how to create or check your Word or PDF syllabus for accessibility.

Are your videos accessible?

Do you have captions and a transcript of your videos?  Do the outside videos you select meet accessibility requirements? 

Are your course sites accessible?

Learn how to use the built-in accessibility checker within the rich text editor of your Courses class site to fix common HTML or image issues.

Microsoft Office Accessibility

Learn the fundamentals of making your Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents accessible.

Adobe Acrobat PDF Accessibility

Check your PDFs for accessibility issues with the Adobe Acrobat Pro accessibility checker.

Google Doc Accessibility

Learn how to make your Google Workspace documents(Docs, Slides, or Sheets) accessible.

Additional Training