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What Tools Can Help Me Promote Accessibility?  

There are a lot of great tools out there to help ensure accessible content in your online course. Aside from using the tools built into Office suite, there are tools to help check your course, websites, and other course content.  

  • WebAIM is an excellent resource for finding more information on accessibility, accessibility training, and disability simulations.  
  • WAVE Checker (Wave Accessibility Evaluation Tool) from WebAIM allow you to paste a web page into the free checker to identify accessibility issues. They offer Chrome and Firefox WAVE browser extensions as well.  
  • UDOIT is an online inspection tool that runs free reports on a course’s accessibility. It does not, however, check external documents within a course.  
  • Blackboard Ally is a paid for tool that campuses can purchase that automatically checks course materials against WCAG 2.0 standards, provides students with accessible alternative formats such as audio and electronic braille, and more. It also integrates with other Learning Management Systems (LMS) like Canvas, Moodle, and D2L.  

 

For assistance in using these resources or selecting a tool that is right for you and/or your university, please reach out to your AP Academic Services consultant.