Faculty & Staff Accessibility
Having accessible online content benefits all viewers who access your materials, not just DSS students! Many different learning styles benefit from having accessible documents/content and all users will greatly appreciate having multiple ways of accessing your content's information. Accessible content is also beneficial for mobile devices that might not completely load the original form. Creating highly-accessible, universal designs that can be viewed in as many ways as possible is critical to the success of a website.
Submitting your content for accessibility checking and/or editing is an easy process! Simply fill out the Staff Accessibility Form and submit it for processing. Depending on what type of site you submit for processing, you will either have the edits made for you or have suggested edits be communicated to you.
- Content owners are highly encouraged to meet with the Accessibility Technology Consultant to learn how to create accessible files, make good web design choices, and how to create accessible course containers. To set up a meeting with the Accessibility Technology Consultant, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Cougar Course: DSS Students often require course materials to be made in accessible formats; rather than requiring the content owner to make these changes, minor edits will be made by a trained Accessibility Technology Consultant and the affected course materials will be replaced with an identical, accessible version of it. These edits will be in compliance with the Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) and will not impact your course if you elect to have the changes automated. If you choose to make the changes yourself, an accessibility report of the site's issues will be communicated to the content owner.
- Personal site in place of Cougar Course: An accessibility report will be compiled from the site and accessible materials (PDFs, Docs, etc) will be provided to the content owner to switch out.
- www.csusm.edu site: An accessibility report will be compiled from the site and suggested fixes will be communicated to the content owner
- If your site has any videos that are hosted within a CSUSM environment (such as Mediasite) these videos will be checked for captions and captioned if not already done so.
Still unclear about the process or have a question? Check the FAQ for more information.