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 for you to put into practice what you have learned about accessibility in 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. 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 October 12, 2018.


If you would like to be assigned a peer or group of peers to contact directly for feedback, please complete the form below by October 7, 2018. By completing this form, you are consenting to allow the instructors to share your name and email address with at least one other course participant.


You may discuss this assignment, seek feedback from peers, or offer tips in the Lesson 5 Forum. If you have any questions about the assignment, please direct them to the instructors (it-accessibility@ncsu.edu) rather than posting in the forum.

Accessible Syllabus and Self-Check Submission

Please login with your participant user id and password to continue.

Additional Resources

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