The expansion of UC Berkeley courses to include the sharing of digital content such as documents, spreadsheets and datasets through the bCourses Learning Management System and/or course websites requires a clear set of digital focused accessibility guidelines and best practices to remove barriers to content for our students.
This Accessible Course Materials Initiative is being undertaken in partnership by Educational Technology Services (ETS), the Disabled Students Program (DSP), Berkeley Resource Center for Online Education (BRCOE), IS&T Web Access Team, and the Library. This team will identify best practices, establish a website for anyone creating content for campus courses, and establish a mechanism for keeping the website up-to-date and answering requests for help or additional information.
In Fall 2016 an website resource was launched to assist instructors and course content creators with best practices around creating and posting accessible content. Along with best practices, the Access Content website includes links to resources and tools intented to help the campus community create content that meets campus standards.