Accessibility in Teaching

Teaching Students with Disabilities Guide

The information in this guide may help faculty, graduate teaching assistants, librarians, and archivists understand the nature of various disabilities as it relates to learning, and provides best practices for the classroom, lab, and other teaching settings to help make your teaching accessible.

Teaching students with Disabilities

Teaching Students with Disabilities: A Toolkit for Faculty, Graduate Teaching Assistants, Librarians and Archivists (pdf, 1.3MB)

Course Content Accessibility: Common Issues and Solutions

This guide offers solutions to 5 common issues related to accessibility (pdf), including: scanned documents, untagged PDFs, images without alternative text, documents with poor contrast, and documents without headings.

Accessible Campus

Accessible Campus - Ontario universities have worked collaboratively to help faculty identify students in distress as a result of anxiety and other mental health issues, and provide information on removing barriers from every aspect of campus life through this resource-rich website. It features educational videos to raise awareness about mental health and practical tips on everything from how to plan accessible lectures and meetings to making exam time less stressful.

Accessibility in eLearning: What You Need to Know

This guide was produced for Council of Ontario Universities by OCAD University's Inclusive Design Research Centre and will help university educators develop accessible online courses, course materials, and other web-based learning activities and tools for teaching and learning.

Council of Ontario Universities Accessibility in e-Learning: What You Need to Know
(pdf, 369 KB)

Educators' Accessibility Resource Kit

This guide was created by the Council of Ontario Universities to assist universities in meeting their obligations under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and to support educators in creating accessible learning environments and accessible learning materials for students.

AODA Document

Council of Ontario Universities Educators' Accessibility Resource Kit
(pdf, 190 KB)