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Instructional Design & Support

Accessibility of Learning Materials

In 2014, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) charged the University of Tennessee System (UT System) and the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) to develop and implement policies for accessible information, materials and technology used in the college and university setting.

The term accessible means everyone, including people with learning differences, is afforded the same opportunity to acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services in an equally effective and integrated manner, with substantially equivalent ease of use.

The How-to Guides and checklists on this page will help you to ensure the learning materials you create are accessible to all.​

How-to Guides and Checklists

Captioning Lecture Video Instructions

This document contains the best practices for captioning a video lecture using YouTube. For additional support, you can contact the OIT HelpDesk at 865-974-9900.
Download “Captioning Lecture Video Instructions” (docx)

Note: If you have never logged into your UTK YouTube account, detailed instructions on how to do so and how to create your first channel are at “First Time in YouTube.”

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