Student Support

Distance Education


SMC’s standards for accessible web design apply to our distance education platform and content.


The basic eCollege and Canvas platforms are accessible. If you are using any other platform, please contact Tom Peters, x8706 or Shawn Jordison, x4424 in Disabled Student Services for help in verifying the accessibility of the learning management system you are using.

Web Content

Please refer to How to Create Accessible Web Pages for information on how to make your content accessible to everyone including students with disabilities.

Canvas Support

Our Canvas mentors are creating documentation focused on accessibility within Canvas. Links to that documentation will available on this page.

In the meantime, please note the following resources.

Integrated Apps

Please insure that any external apps you integrate with Canvas have been verified for accessibility. For support in verifying the accessibility of apps, please contact Tom Peters, x8706 in Disabled Student Services.

Other Formats

For support in creating accessible Word docs, PDF files, and PowerPoints please refer to Accessible Technology at SMC, Instructional Resources.