Campus Accessibility Expectations
Providing accessible content on the web and/or course materials is required by federal and state laws along with Chancellor's Office Initiatives. Faculty and staff should design course and website materials to be inclusive/universally designed and benefits all user types interacting with your posted content.
Universally designed 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.
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 email@example.com
- OU Campus (Web) - view the OU Campus Guides or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 are a few extra steps that will need to be done. Learn about them in the Word Guide.