Accessibility related to Instructional Technologies

Making sure that all of your students can access your course materials is key to supporting student success. There are a number of helpful options that are already built into commonly used tools that you use (e.g., the Portal (also referred to as Blackboard), Word, Adobe Acrobat, etc.)

Blackboard has an Online Test Accommodations function that allows instructors to change test settings for individual students, depending on the requirements outlined for an accessibility accommodation that have been requested through the University of Toronto Mississauga AccessAbility Resource Centre.

Some additional resources regarding accessibility are provided below.

AccessAbility Resource Centre
University of Toronto Mississauga
The AccessAbility Resource Centre is the key accessibility contact point for UTM instructors and students.

Accessibility Considerations
University of Toronto
The is a guide that outlines Portal accessibiity features that can be used to support or to deliver more accessible and inclusive online learning experiences.

Teaching & Educational Resources
University of Toronto AODA
This website provides resources to assist with more accessible teaching and the development of accessible teaching materials.

Accessible Digital Office Document (ADOD) Project
Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD
These resources and guidelines can be used to help with the accessibility functionalities in office software (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet, PDF production, eBook production applications).

Tutorials
Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD
The tutorials on this website provide help with WinZip, Windows Display Panel, Dragon Naturally Speaking, Designing Accessible Web Sites, Inspiration, Kurzweil 3000.