Join the OSU Digital Accessibility Community

About the OSU Digital Accessibility Community

The Ally accessibility tool in Canvas is about to turn one year old! Now that many faculty are using Ally to check course content, they have questions about how to improve accessibility of their course materials. In order to deliver focused support for the remainder of the academic year, a Microsoft (MS) Team called OSU Digital Accessibility Community is now available to answer questions about accessible course materials.

Here is how it works

After joining the OSU Digital Accessibility Community, faculty and students can submit questions in the Team channel. Staff from UIT Academic Technologies, Ecampus, Equal Opportunities and Access, Disability Access Services, and Center for Teaching and Learning will respond to the questions. The Team channel can also be used for live support sessions, as staff are available. While no one person in the community is an expert, they can share what they know when faculty and students have questions.

The new Team is open for business. To join from a computer:

  1.     Open MS Teams and click Teams (left navigation menu) > All Teams
  2.     Click the “Join or create team” button in the upper right corner
  3.     Hold your mouse over OSU Digital Accessibility Team and click Join

Need help with MS Teams? Contact the Service Desk.

What’s next?

OSU leadership is evaluating resources needed to support university-wide accessibility of digital tools. Look for more communication later in 2023.

By Lynn Greenough, Associate Director, Learning Platform Services, UIT-Academic Technologies

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