The Office of Digital Learning is committed to ensuring equitable access for all of our digital users per the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, and Section 504/Section 508 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act as amended. We want to help guide you in locating, developing, and evaluating digital course elements to ensure they are accessible.
At UTSA, one of our core values is inclusion. We must ensure equitable access to digital materials and content for all. An accessible document or course means anyone with or without a disability, can engage with your content. The law mandates accessibility, but we hope to help you view accessibility through the lens of inclusion. We’re here to help show you how.
We provide resources for creating accessible content, utilizing Universal Design Principles to increase access for all students, and we offer services to help you along the way. Think of this as a journey. It doesn’t matter where you start; any effort toward accessibility will make an impact.
After you have revised your course to meet requirements, submit your course for an accessibility evaluation.
We act as another set of eyes to review your online course orientation, module 1, and module 2 sections for accessibility issues. Then we will guide you on how to make necessary changes.
A remediation walkthrough or consult is a great way to get guidance on a single type of accessibility issue or information on how to meet accessibility guidelines when using UTSA approved software.
Schedule a small group or department workshop to learn about different accessibility topics!