[Athen] verification that a course is accessible

Joshua Hori jhori at ucdavis.edu
Tue Mar 14 12:01:20 PDT 2017

Hello Krista!

We're finally piloting Ally for Canvas in the UC system due to this reason. The quarterly accessibility reports are nice, but need to test out their "EVERYTHING IS AUTOMAGICALLY ACCESSIBLE" claims.

But if they REALLY want a checklist...


There are no accessibility badges that I'm aware of.



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From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Krista Greear
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Subject: [Athen] verification that a course is accessible

In one of my recent presentations to academic groups, instructors were curious if there's anyway system for identifying if a course has been reviewed/remediated to be made accessible? Like a sticker, certification or badge? I didn't know so I thought I'd ask.

Granted though, I think this is a "checklist" way to approach accessibility, which many of us don't buy into. Classes are organic, content can change on a dime, and instructors need to continually ask the question, "is this accessible?" Indicating that a course was accessible in a specific snapshot of time, does not mean it will stay accessible.

How do others address this?

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