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Specific Steps Faculty Can Take to Ensure Student Access to Instructional Materials

Preparing Course Materials

SDSU Contact:
     for Blackboard Accessibility: Jon Rizzo
     for Instructional Web Site Accessibility: Marc Pastor
     for Accessible Textbooks and Course Packs: Severino Reyes
     for Textbook Orders: textbook@darth.sdsu.edu or call 594-7540
     for Custom Course Packets: Kim Mazyck

Creating Accessible Online Course Materials

SDSU Contact:
     for Microsoft Office Document Accessibility: Jon Rizzo
     for PDF Document Accessibility: Jon Rizzo

Making Course Web Sites Accessible

SDSU Contact: Marc Pastor

Creating Accessible Print and Video Materials

SDSU Contact:
     for Non-copyrighted, Fair-use, Digital Video: Jon Rizzo
     for Copyrighted, Commercial Video: Jon Rizzo
     for Accessible Textbooks and Course Packs: Severino Reyes

Creating Audio Transcripts

SDSU Contact:
     for Podcasting: Jon Rizzo
     for Camtasia, Collaborate, and other Web-based Audio/Video Tools: Jon Rizzo

Using Multiple Instructional Methods

SDSU Contact:
     for Universal Design for Learning: Jon Rizzo
     for Individualized Accommodation not Attainable through Course Design: Pam Starr

SDSU Contract & Procurement Management Policies

Faculty and staff contact information

Contact List for Faculty Checklist


Karen Markowitz, Course Materials Development Manager,
619-594-7512 <karen.markowitz@darth.sdsu.edu>

Kim Mazyck, Montezuma Publishing General Manager,
619-594-7555 <kim.mazyck@darth.sdsu.edu>

Marc Pastor, ITS Associate Director,
619-594-5852 <mpastor@mail.sdsu.edu>

Severino Reyes, SDS Alternative Media Coordinator,
619-594-0219 <sreyes@mail.sdsu.edu>

Jon Rizzo, ITS Instructional Materials Design Specialist,
619-594-4867 <jonrizzo@mail.sdsu.edu>

Pam Starr, SDS Director,
619-594-1113 <pjstarr@mail.sdsu.edu>


Edith Benkov , Chair, Accessible Instructional Materials Committee,
619-594-6111 <ebenkov@mail.sdsu.edu>

Instruction Materials is the second priority of the CSU Accessible Technology Initiative.

Access by Design

Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) — home page
— W3C. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead the Web to its full potential. W3C is a forum for information, commerce, communication, and collective understanding.
WAI — Web Accessibility Initiative


Access eLearning Tutorial
— Georgia Tech. This tutorial is comprised of 10 modules that offer information, instructional techniques, and practice labs on how to make the most common needs in distance education accessible for individuals with disabilities, and enhance the usability of online materials for all students.

Juicy Studio: Developing Sites for Users with Cognitive Disabilities and Learning Difficulties
— When people think about accessibility of web content, there’s a tendency to concentrate on people with visual impairments. People with cognitive impairments and learning difficulties are often overlooked. This article by Roger Hudson, Russ Weakley, and Peter Firminger, examines the types of problems visitors may encounter when using the web, with insightful and practical suggestions on how to develop Web sites that are inclusive for people with cognitive impairments and learning difficulties.

Vischeck: About Vischeck
— Vischeck is a way of showing you what things look like to someone who is color blind. You can try Vischeck online — either run Vischeck on your own image files or visit the Yellowpipe Seattle Web Hosting site. You can also download programs to let you run it on your own computer: Yellowpipe — Lynx Viewer.

Yellowpipe Seattle Web Hosting site allows webmasters to see what their pages will look like when viewed with a text-mode web browser. It is also presumably, how search engines see your site. In addition to that, it can help determine if web pages are accessible to the vision impaired.

Tutorials and Guides for Commonly Used Applications

Tutorials and Guides

Tutorials and Guides from Other Sources


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