Technology Accessibility

The UA Technology Accessibility Initiative offers valuable resources on accessibility and accommodations at UA. Learn how to create accessible websites and course materials and procure documentation from vendors, or explore the many tools and services at your disposal.

A&S Accessibility Project

Developed by the A&S Office of Educational Technology (eTech), this website describes the specific measures we’re taking to make our web content accessible. It outlines a schedule for making necessary changes. It describes our processes, resources, and tools for assessing accessibility and solving accessibility and usability problems. And, because web technology and the devices for accessing it change constantly, it offers users a way to report accessibility and usability problems they discover on our divisions’ pages. The primary focus here is web accessibility, but you may find resources on course materials, too.

Online Course Accessibility

This page answers some of the most frequently asked questions about online course accessibility. To learn more about the accessibility of specific instructional technologies, visit accessibility.ua.edu or consult the official documentation for that technology.

Making Accessible PDFs

Learn how to use Acrobat Pro’s “Make Accessible” tool to correct common accessibility issues, such as alt text and reading order.

Tips for Accessible Blackboard Courses

Follow these steps to make your Blackboard shell and other course materials more accessible.

Using UA Box for Notetakers

Instructors are responsible for creating a UA+Box folder for the course notes and providing the appropriate access to both the note taker and ODS students. Use this guide to create a folder with the appropriate privacy settings.