Learning Lab | Digital Accessibility Program Planning

Part 1: September 1 | 3:00–4:00 p.m.ET
Part 2: September 6 | 3:00–4:30 p.m. ET
Part 3: September 13 | 3:00–4:30 p.m. ET
Part 4: September 20 | 3:00–4:30 p.m. ET


Learn ways to build a digital accessibility framework, plan, and program toolkit, and explore how to apply Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) campus-wide. Topics will include building a culture of accessibility, training, and online course integration; guiding a campus-wide committee; recruiting qualified staff; tapping into existing communities of practice; developing a plan; and designing a policy or initiative. You'll also discover a staged approach for adopting digital accessibility and UDL.

Learning Outcomes:

NOTE: You will be asked to complete assignments in between the Learning Lab segments that support the learning outcomes stated below. You will receive feedback and constructive critique from course facilitators.

  • Compare and contrast resources that make for a successful institution-wide digital accessibility initiative
  • Discuss key criteria for an effective digital accessibility program, policy, and plan relative to applicable institutional goals
  • Identify the necessary components for making any online digital content accessible
  • Create the framework for a digital accessibility toolkit that can be applied to a course, program, or plan

Target Audience

This Learning Lab is designed for administrators, faculty, centers for faculty development, instructional technologists, instructional designers, program managers, librarians, information technology, and instructional technology staff.


Angela K. Jackson Angela K. Jackson, Digital Accessibility Coordinator, The University of South Dakota