The Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Online Education (CETLOE) offers consultations, workshops, and support to help instructors ensure their courses and materials meet accessibility requirements. These inclusive standards improve access for all students, not just those with disabilities.
CETLOE also reviews iCollege content for accessibility. Priority is given to courses with disabled students enrolled.
Visit the CETLOE Events calendar for the schedule of workshops on accessibility and inclusive teaching topics. Our Mastering Online Teaching series introduces accessible course design, including Universal Design for Learning.
Trainings for students on using iCollege’s accessibility features are also available on demand—request a custom workshop to help improve their studying or engagement.
Please direct questions about accommodation letters and assistive technologies for disabled students to the Access & Accommodations Center (AACE).
If you were referred to CETLOE because the question pertains to iCollege or course technologies, use the Course Accessibility Requests form to contact us.
Text, graphics, media (video/audio), webpages and documents (PDF, Word, PPT, etc.) offered to GSU students must be designed from the start to meet digital content standards:
- Format text as headings, lists, paragraphs, etc. to create structure/outline
- Write descriptive link text that identifies where the link goes (avoid URLs or "https")
- Select high-contrast colors (sufficiently light and dark) for text and visuals
- Build data tables with logical columns and rows
- Add descriptive alternative text to images
- Enable accurate captions on video/audio
- Provide searchable, selectable text that is legible when magnified (avoid scanning documents as graphics)
- Move content from PDFs or print documents onto webpages for ease of access
The process for saving accessible content varies by tool and type. For guidance on achieving the listed WCAG standards and more, contact CETLOE.
- About Accessible Courses and Accessible Course Content (Brightspace/iCollege)
- Accessibility and Universal Design of Online Meetings
- Creating Accessible PowerPoint Presentations Quick Guide (PDF)
- Guidance on Web Accessibility and the ADA (ADA.gov)
- 20 Tips for Teaching an Accessible Online Course
- Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in Higher Ed