Accessible Course Content Workshops

Intended audience: 
Academic Support Staff, Faculty, Graduate Students, Instructors

The Digital Learning Services group (formerly Berkeley Resource Center for Online Education) is excited to offer workshops focused on creating accessible documents.  These workshops provide opportunities for hands-on participation and results in the creation of accessible content in the following platforms:

  • Microsoft Word

  • Microsoft PowerPoint

  • Adobe Acrobat

Participants will leave each workshop with a list of resources to assist them in future remediation efforts. We encourage attendees to participate in all of the workshops.

PLEASE NOTE: These workshops take place in different locations on campus. Please check the location of the specific event(s) you would like to attend.

Past events

October 25, 2018, 10:00am to 11:30am
Hosted by
Information Services and Technology
Workshop to provide campus mobile developers with information on how to consider and account for accessibility when developing apps. Lucy Greco from the Web Access team will be facilitating a fun interactive workshop on how to make sure your apps are accessible and useful to everyone.
October 24, 2018, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Hosted by
You are invited to a demonstration of a new inclusive design tool, called Ally, which seamlessly integrates into bCourses to help your students work with your digital course content. For a brief overview of the product, please watch the Blackboard Ally for courses video.
October 5, 2018, 9:00am to 11:00am
Learn the basics of creating accessible Powerpoint presentations. No previous experience necessary!
October 1, 2018, 9:00am to 11:00am
Learn the basics for creating accessible PDF files.
September 17, 2018, 9:00am to 11:00am
Learn the basics of "remediating" your course content using tools built right into Microsoft Word.
August 10, 2018, 1:30pm to 2:30pm
In an effort to improve the accessibility of online course content, we are piloting the Ally tool to bCourses this Fall semester. With Ally, course documents such as PDF PPT, and DOC files are automatically converted to alternative file types such as HTML, EPUB, electronic braille or MP3 (audio)...