Lesson 5.2: Accessible Syllabus Project

For this assignment, you will practice creating accessible documents by creating an accessible syllabus or revising an inaccessible syllabus.

Option 1: Create an Accessible Syllabus

This option is ideal for teaching faculty who would like to practice making course materials accessible. The goal is to put what you have learned about accessibility into practice for the courses you are preparing to teach. If you have a syllabus available for a course you will teach in the future, you may use it and revise it for accessibility. Non-teaching staff may also choose this option and create an accessible syllabus for a fictional course.

If you choose this option, you will:

  • Create a rough draft syllabus (or use a syllabus you have already created)
  • Self-check using the rubric
  • Make revisions
  • Turn in your accessible syllabus and completed self-check rubric

Option 2: Revise an Inaccessible Syllabus

This option is ideal for non-teaching staff who do not have a syllabus ready to make accessible. Teaching faculty may also choose this option.

If you choose this option, you will:

Further Directions

For either option, you will need to download and complete the accessible syllabus rubric (Word document). Participants should make any needed updates and submit their finalized syllabus below by August 21, 2020.

Lesson 5 Assignments

Please turn in your completed syllabus rubric and finalized accessible syllabus in Moodle and discuss your experience creating an accessible syllabus in the Lesson 5 Forum (also in Moodle).

NOTE: If you have any questions about the assignment, please direct them to the instructors (it-accessibility@ncsu.edu) rather than posting in the forum.

Additional Resources

To take the final assessment and exit survey, select the Lesson 6 button at the bottom of the page.