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Faculty & Staff Accessibility

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Not only is having accessible content on the web and in course materials required by federal and state laws and Chancellor's Office Initiatives, having accessible online content is benefits all viewers who access your materials! Many different learning styles benefit from having accessible documents/content including and all users will greatly appreciate having multiple ways of accessing your content's information.

Still unclear about the process or have a question? Check the FAQ for more information.

Accessible content is beneficial for:

  • Mobile devices
  • Non-Native English speakers
  • Students with disabilities
  • Viewers with poor internet connections

Creating highly-accessible, universal designs that can be viewed in as many ways as possible is critical to the success of a website.

Check out real responses from people with disabilities talk about web browsing - from Access Lab

Check out the Guides to learn about how to make your site or content accessible.

What Do I Have to Do?

The Accessibility process depends on where your content resides. If your content is:

  • Cougar Courses - view the Cougar Course Guides or contact 
  • Cascade (Web) - view the Cascade Guides or contact 
  • Video or Audio - you will need to get your content captioned. Request captioning by filling out the Caption Request Form
  • PDF Documents - Make sure your content is clean, readable, and has no underlines or notes on it. Make sure your content is OCR scanned. View the PDF Guides for more info
  • Word Documents - There's a few extra steps that will need to be done. Learn about them in the Word Guide