The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) has 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. For additional support, you can contact the OIT HelpDesk at 865-974-9900.
Training, Guides, and Checklists
Accessibility Evaluation and Implementation Tools (AEIT)
This collection of tools help guide authors using common authoring tools to evaluate and implement best practices for accessibility. Download the checklists below, which each reference “just in time” descriptive tutorials.
Accessible Learning Materials & Tools
Learn how to design learning materials accessibly. This site contains courses that focus on making documents accessible, PowerPoints accessible, captioning videos, and using Read&Write software effectively.
Log in to Canvas to begin the Accessible Learning course
Accessible Documents & PowerPoints
Implementing UDL on Canvas
Don’t just put materials on Canvas, design courses on Canvas. This course can be used as a reference or as a learning tool to proactively address barriers to learning and enhance your Canvas courses for everyone!
Join the UDL Canvas course