When you design with accessibility in mind, everyone benefits! We all want to have accessible, effective, and appealing classes and webpages. Instructional design, or Instructional systems design/technology (ISD/IST), is the practice of creating instructional experiences that make learning easier.
Whether you're here to learn more about making your webpages more accessible or your online classes more user-friendly, the Instructional Technology team at Hartnell are here to help! We have advanced degrees and experience in the field, and can help guide you. Explore the materials below, or set up an instructional design consultation appointment to go over your course or webpage on the training registration page.
Request support for making your web content accessible with the Accessible Content Request Form.
Guides & Documents
Creating Accessible Documents: PowerPoint, Word, Making an Accessible PDF (and Adobe Guide to Accessible PDFs, Convert from Word to PDF, OCR text info and how to run the Adobe Accessibility Checker), links, tables, math equations, and other types of content
Grackle Docs Tool: install this free tool to check & fix accessibility issues in Google documents
Webinar: Creating Accessible Presentations (from @One)
Webinar: Creating Accessible PDF Documents with MS Word and Acrobat Pro (from @One)
Accessible website resources:
Webinar: Evaluating Web Content for Accessibility (from @One)
Amara Free Subtitling Service: Use this service to manually type in captions for any YouTube or Vimeo videos (even if you don't own the videos yourself!)
Request captioning for videos you don't own (paid video captioning service)
Webinar: Captioning Considerations (from @One)
Online Course/Instructional Design resources:
Copyright resources: Fair Use Evaluator
Online learning theory: Introduction to Teaching Online (fully online course by the PDC) & Overview of instructional design theories, Flipping the Classroom & Gamification (+ Jeopardy Game Template), Scenario-Based Learning, Scaffolding, Micro-Learning, Formative vs Summative Assessments, Establishing Regular & Effective Contact tutorial video (updated 2020), Enable Synchronous Contact Tools in Canvas, or schedule an instructional design consultation
Miscellaneous design resources: Academic Poster templates
Webinar: Online Course Usability (from @One)