Course Content Accessibility

The AIS and Berkeley Resource Center for Online Education (BRCOE) are excited to offer workshops on creating accessible online content and downloadable files.  These workshops provide opportunities for hands-on participation and result in the creation of accessible content in the following platforms:

  • bCourses
  • edX
  • 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 as a way to connect with other campus community members interested in accessibility.

Past events

September 19, 2019, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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.
September 16, 2019, 11:00am to 12:00pm
This workshop focuses on remediating Adobe Acrobat files by using and leveraging the "Make Accessible Wizard" available in Adobe Acrobat DC. Sample files are provided that offer common challenges in making Acrobat files searchable and accessible for all users. NOTE: This program takes place in...
September 12, 2019, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
This hands-on workshop demonstrates how to use Microsoft PowerPoint. Attendees will learn how to add content, use Master Slides, check for accessibility, and export to Adobe Acrobat. Accessible PowerPoint templates are provided that users can customize and use as they please.
September 12, 2019, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
This hands-on workshop demonstrates how to use Microsoft PowerPoint. Attendees will learn how to add content, use Master Slides, check for accessibility, and export to Adobe Acrobat. Accessible PowerPoint templates are provided that users can customize and use as they please.
August 28, 2019, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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.
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)...