The BCcampus Open Education Accessibility Toolkit is a comprehensive resource and downloadable in multiple formats. The goal of this accessibility toolkit, 2nd edition, is to provide resources for each content creator, instructional designer, educational technologist, librarian, administrator, and teaching assistant to create a truly open textbook—one that is free and accessible for all students. This is a collaboration between BCcampus, Camosun College, and CAPER-BC.
Butte College’s OER and ZTC for Faculty: Accessibility provide an array of resources intended for use by community college faculty who are developing resources.
The CCC Accessibility Center “…proactively assesses the California community college system’s web and information technology accessibility needs and offers services, guidance and technical assistance to help colleges in realizing an accessible technology environment.” It offers an array of training and workshops, including self-paced accessibility courses.
The National Center on Accessible Educational Materials (NCAEM) offers guidance for creating accessible educational materials (AEM) and encourages OER developers to:
Consider the use of accessibility guidelines and best practices when creating Open Education Resources (OERs) and locally developed educational materials. Review the NIMAS technical specification and information about MathML. Learn practical tips for creating Accessible Educational Materials that follow the POUR principles of accessibility:
Open UBC’s OER Accessibility Toolkit is intended to provide the needed resources needed to each content creator, instructor, instructional designer, educational technologist, librarian, administrator, and teaching assistant to create a truly open and accessible educational resource — one that is accessible for all students. As you work through the content of the OER 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).
The Wave Tool by Webaim is a resource for testing the accessibility of web pages.