digital accessibility

We serve as a liaison between COM and the OSU ADA Coordinator’s Office to promote inclusive best practices for learners, staff, and faculty.

Connect with our Digital Accessibility consultant (link to Consult Request form) and see below for help making your educational materials accessible.

  • digital accessibility: we serve as a liaison betwen COM and the OSU ADA Coordinator's Office to promote inclusive best practices for learners, staff, and faculty.
  • digital accessibility: what is acessibility? affording a person with a disability the opportunity to obtain information as fully, equally, and independently as a person without a disability.
  • digital accessibility: impact of accessibility: the impact of non-accessible digital materials can vary from a frustrated user who can't distinguish colors on a graph to a student who is not able to grasp core concepts of a video because it is missing captions."
  • digital accessibility: impact of accessibility (continued): learning experience, learning environment, learner belonging, learner wellbeing, learning outcomes
  • digital accessibility: quick tip (1): use Alt Text for all digital images. Alternative Text, or Alt Text, allows assistive technology tools to identify and describe images. All digital images (documents, emails, websites) must have Alt Text.
  • digital accessibility: quick tip (2): make links accessible. Describe and integrate links into complete sentences. Example, poor: "Click here for a list of approved third-part captioning vendors." good: "The ADA Coordinator's Office has compiled a list of approved third-party captioning vendors (external link) that can support your live events."
  • digital accessibility: quick tip (3): provide closed captioning for all live events. All live events must have closed captioning (live or automated). For virtual hybrid events: before event, hire captioning vendor; file for ADA exception; if student audience, engage SLDS for accommodations. after event: edit closed captions, post videos.
  • digital accessibility: quick tip (4): provide accurate closed captions for all videos; all non-Course videos must have accurate closed captioning (next AY, all non-Course and Course videos must have accurate closed captioning); transcripts created by AI or by a live vendor must be edited for accuracy before posting. Request closed captioning editing support at
  • DA consultant: Angela Bower, Program Manager for Digital Accessibility

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