Accessibility Tutorials & How-To

Accessibility MOOC Training

The University of Montana and Blackboard partner to provide a comprehensive overview of accessibility. The course,  Accessibility MOOC: Inclusive Online Course Design Course is offered regularly by the University of Montana. Many of our staff have taken this MOOC and we encourage you to as well.

We also encourage you to explore Designing and Teaching for all Learners MOOC and canvas.net course without enrolling.

Lynda.com Training

Lynda.com is resource for training of all kinds, including accessibility. Access to this resource is provided by the Anchorage Public Library  Simply login in to Lynda.com using your UA ID number and UAA library pin (last 4 of UA ID if you haven't changed it).  If you need your pin reset, call the circulation desk at (907) 786-1364. 

Additional Resources

The tools that are presented on this page are necessarily somewhat limited, and focus on exceptionally useful tools that meet a broad set of needs. If you need to find an accessibility evaluation tool that is not on this page, we recommend the W3C Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools list and an associated overview on selecting accessibility evaluation tools to help you find what you need. 

Texas Governor’s Committee * People With Disabilities (txgcpd site includes videos, audio, and text files)

The MS Accessibility Checker Tools find accessibility issues in MSWord, MSExcel, MSPowerPoint and Outlook. The accessibility checker identifies issues and explains how to fix them. Microsoft Office Accessibility Statement

Microsoft Accessibility Video Training (Word, Excel, PPT, Outlook)

Microsoft Office Content Accessibility (accessibility support for Office 365 apps)

Microsoft Accessibility Guide (pptx)

University of Washington Accessibility Site

University of Minnesota Accessible U

Accessibility for Online Course Content (Portland Community College)

Online Learning Accessibility Checklist

WebAIM Accessible Design (subsections of Web Accessibility)

WebAIM Wave Browser Extensions   The WAVE Chrome and Firefox browser extensions allow you to evaluate web content for accessibility issues within the Chrome and Firefox browsers. Because the extension runs entirely within the web browser, no information is sent to the WAVE server. This ensures 100% private and secure accessibility checking. 

UAA's Accessible Course Content Checklist is in Google Docs. We recommend that you print or download this tool for your personal use.

Adobe's Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) statement 

NCDAE LogoNCDAE (The National Center on Disability and Access to Education) has developed these “cheatsheets,” to assist anyone who is creating accessible content. These free resources are catered to less-technical individuals, such as faculty and staff.

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