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.
Please refer to How to Create Accessible Web Pages for information on how to make your content accessible to everyone including students with disabilities.
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.
Accessibility information for Canvas is integrated into How to Create Accessible Web Pages.
If you need captions or transcripts created for content posted within Canvas, contact Christine Miller, Distance Education, x3765.
Refer also to the questions in our Canvas FAQ that apply to multimedia and other aspects of accessibility including What about Media Storage? This covers our opportunity to use 3C Media to store and caption our online videos.
Professor Simon Balm, one of our Canvas mentors, has created a comprehensive PowerPoint titled Storing, Streaming and Sharing Video with 3C Media Solutions.
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.
For support in creating accessible Word docs, PDF files, and PowerPoints please refer to Accessible Technology at SMC, Instructional Resources.