The Accessibility Services at UTM website provides resources for online learning, accommodations, continuity planning, and conducting exams as teaching remains effected by the current COVID-19 pandemic.
The CTSI "Build Your Course" resource has links to resources for creating accessible courses in Quercus.
Information on University of Toronto's commitment to AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) and the AODA Office
Self-Paced Modules: Conducting an Inclusion and Accessibility Course Audit.
Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
This is a lecturette on the three parts of the Universal Design for Learning guidelines.
The CAST UDL Website also provides resources on the significance of UDL for accessible learning.
Accessibility Check Supports
Review your assessments and course material and ensure the following are in place:
All video is captioned (How to caption video in Microsoft Stream)
All pictures and images have alt-text (How to add an alt-text in Word)
All documents are formatted for accessibility (Word, PDF)
Use the accessibility checker available in Office365 products and in Quercus
You have a diversity of perspectives in your material and assessments (race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, class)
Checklists and Planning Guides
Accessibility Checklist for Faculty During Continuity PlanningUofTMarch2020.pdf
Accessibility Planning Guidelines for Faculty and Instructors in Online Learning UofTMarch2020.pdf
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Office:
The Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Office staff can meet with instructors to discuss issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and discrimination that might arise in the classroom and course content, including classroom dynamics and religious accomodations. For information, visit the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Office website.
The Indigenous Centre staff can offer guidance to faculty on Indigenous cultures, to provide information about local Indigenous organizations and agencies, and to speak at class discussions. For information, visit the Indigenous Centre Request Form.