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Accessibility: Creating a Culture of Outreach: Additional Information / Training

This guide collects accessibility information for different campus stakeholders to enhance and develop accessibility outreach and culture on campus.


Topic based training and additional information links have been gathered here for deeper understanding and implementation of accessibility and universal design concepts. On this page you will find:

  • Guides and additional material with more detailed steps related to incorporating course universal design 

  • Information covering specific accessibility situations and designing to address these cases

  • Links to course assessment rubrics which contain accessibility components

  • Webinars covering accessibility in instructional settings

  • Information about instances when accommodation may be denied

Accessibility and UDL

Accessibility and universal design for learning (UDL) are closely related, but not the same. While both aim to make learning opportunities available to everyone, UDL focuses on flexibility for the learner and accessibility focuses specifically on providing accessible learning experiences for persons with physical/sensory or cognitive disabilties. Educause Review (September, 2018) has a more refined exploration of the sometimes challenging work of incorporating both UDL and accessibility standards into learning experiences.

For more on UDL, see the UDL tab on PALNI's accessibility LibGuide.

Accessibility Rubrics

*Add local rubrics for accessibility - Quality Matters, etc.

Minimal criteria for PDFs and HTML to meet Web Compatibility Accessibilty Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 (official) - this list includes specific techniques to use and to avoid to make PDFs and HTML documents accessible. It does not include guidelines for other types of documents, physical spaces, live presentations, etc.

WCAG 2.0 non-normative checklist for accessibility evaluation - this checklist is based on the older WCAG 2.0 guidelines that WCAG 2.1 supplements. Complying with these guidelines meets many, but not all, of the WCAG 2.1 standards.

Section 508 compliance checklists - several checklists from the US Department of Health and Human Services.

WAVE WebAim - website that runs an accessibility check on any website.  Drop your URL into the search bar and review accessibility suggestions.

Additional Resources

For more information about putting accessibility into practice, see PALNI's LibGuide on making digital assets accessible.

For a broad overview on addressing specific accessibility needs, see the examples of sensory, cognitive, and motor accessibility posters immediately below.




*Quick reference design posters by UK Home Office

Accessibility Training and Webinars


*edit with local campus webinar content