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CSU Online Course Accessibility Guidelines

Columbus State University Center of Online Learning serves faculty by supporting online learning in all forms and provides accessibility services including training for building accessible online courses. Columbus State University is committed to supporting accessibility of its online course content to people with disabilities. This is accomplished by providing training, captioning services, instructional design support to faculty, and online course content evaluation to ensure accessible course design. Columbus State University strives to have all online courses accessible to people with disabilities and is guided by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level A and AA. Existing online courses will be evaluated using the Columbus State University Online Course Accessibility Checklist

Perceivable

Reference Number

Accessibility Standard

P1

Provide alternative text descriptions for images

P2

Complex images (detailed diagrams) have complete description in surrounding text on page

P3

Captions are provided or have been requested for video

P4

Transcripts are provided or have been requested for audio recording

P5

Use properly formatted heading and styles to structure the page(s)

P6

Use formatting for whitespaces

P7

Format lists as ordered list or non-ordered lists.

P8

Create tables with column and/or row headers

P9

Repeat header rows

P10

Use sufficient color contrast

P11

Meaning is not conveyed by color alone

Operable

Reference Number

Accessibility Standard

O1

Course pages and slides have unique titles   
O2    Link text provides description of destination   
O3    Slides do not use transitions or timed functions   
O4    Pages with time limits include ways to adjust limits   
O5    Eliminate or limit blinking / flashing content to 3 seconds   

Understandable

Reference Number

Accessibility Standard

U1

Navigation is clear and consistent

U2

Maintain a proper reading order in documents, tables, forms and slides

U3

Language of document or pages is identified

U4

Write math and science equations accessibly*

Robust

Reference Number

Accessibility Standard

R1

Ensure accessibility of third party tools and websites. Contact COOL for more information   

Additional Recommendations

Reference Number

Accessibility Standard

AR1

Syllabus includes CSU policy on accommodations for students with disabilities   

AR2

Syllabus includes a link to CSU ADA policy and contact information for Center for Accommodation and Access   

AR3

Include link to accessibility policies for required applications   

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