Accessible Course Content Workshops

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

Digital Learning Services is excited to offer workshops focused on creating accessible documents.  These workshops provide opportunities for hands-on participation, covering common software (Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Acrobat), specialized software for remediation (Ally in bCourses) as well as best practices for inclusive design. 

Participants will leave each workshop with a list of resources to assist them in future remediation efforts. 

For more information on accessible course content, please visit accesscontent.berkeley.edu and the Digital Learning Services Accessibility Hub.

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

August 19, 2019, 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Please join us for a demonstration of an inclusive design tool within bCourses, called Ally. Ally helps make course content more accessible by allowing students and instructors to convert files to HTML, EPUB, electronic braille, MP3 (audio), and over 30 translated languages.
August 15, 2019, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Please join us for a demonstration of an inclusive design tool within bCourses, called Ally. Ally helps make course content more accessible by allowing students and instructors to convert files to HTML, EPUB, electronic braille, MP3 (audio), and over 30 translated languages.
March 21, 2019, 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Hosted by
Digital Learning Services (DLS), Alternative Media Center, Disabled Students' Program (DSP), Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)
Accessible content authoring is not only essential for students who use assistive technologies, but it also results in more usable, flexible content that can adapt to diverse student needs and devices. During the workshop, we’ll discuss some of the key terms and research around inclusive learning...
February 20, 2019, 1:00pm to 2:30pm
This workshop demonstrates how to use an accessible PowerPoint template...
February 14, 2019, 1:00pm to 2:30pm
This workshop demonstrates how to use an accessible PowerPoint template...
February 7, 2019, 10:00am to 11:30am
Come learn new tips and tricks that will help you create Word files and export them to Adobe Acrobat. Focus is on using Styles to properly format documents and make global changes at the click of a button. Also, learn how to use Optical Character Recognition (OCR) within your Adobe Acrobat files so...
February 5, 2019, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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.
January 24, 2019, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
You are invited to a demonstration of a new inclusive design tool, called Ally (link is external), 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 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)...