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14 About the Toolkit

This Accessibility Toolkit has been designed for faculty and staff in the College of Education at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

This toolkit is based on the Accessibility Toolkit created by BCcampus and the Centre for Accessible Post-secondary Education Resources BC (CAPER-BC). BCcampus is a publicly funded organization that uses information technology to connect the expertise, programs, and resources of all B.C. post-secondary institutions under a collaborative service delivery framework. BCcampus is the lead organization for the open textbook project in BC. CAPER-BC provides accessible learning and teaching materials to students and instructors who cannot use conventional print because of disabilities.

To view the original text from which this toolkit was derived, click here to go to the BC Campus website.

Modifications done in the first revision of this toolkit were done by Billy Meinke, with support from Ariana Eichelberger, Thomas Conway, and Adam Tanners.

Why an Accessibility Toolkit?

The goal of the Accessibility Toolkit is to provide the needed resources needed to each content creator, instructional designer, educational technologist, librarian, administrator, and teaching assistant to create a truly open and accessible digital content — that is free and accessible for all students.

As you work through the content of the Accessibility Toolkit, you will find that the suggestions provided are intended for the non-technical user. If you are looking for more technical descriptions of how to make your work accessible, we suggest you review the WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines).

University of Hawaii Accessibility Policies and Guidelines

The University of Hawaii (UH) Information Technology Services (ITS) also offers guidelines based off of the Web Accessibility Initiative’s (WAI) WCAG2.0 Guidelines for building accessible web content. Click here to view guidelines shared by UH ITS.

To Care & Comply: Accessibility of Online Course Content
A look at Portland Community College’s web accessibility guidelines and how supporting students with disabilities is a shared responsibility across the college. Video includes stories from students whose education is impacted by inaccessible web content and ways faculty and staff can improve online course materials to make course content more accessible. This is an OER (Open Educational Resourse).



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About the Toolkit by Amanda Coolidge, Sue Doner, and Tara Robertson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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