Instructional Material Accessibility

The electronic files that instructors create to convey content can be made more accessible to all students including those with disabilities by the wise use of specific features of the programs used to create the materials.

Start Here: Creating an accessible course syllabus.

Tutorials and Guides

Visit the TLP Accessibility Knowledge Base to find our step-by-step tutorials to create accessible documents in these formats:

  • DOC - Microsoft Word
  • PPT - Microsoft PowerPoint
  • XLS - Microsoft Excel
  • PDF - Adobe Acrobat

Scanning Printed Documents

Faculty should provide electronic versions of printed materials in a character-readable and editable format so that Assistive technology can be used. TLP has high speed scanners and optical character recognition (OCR) software to help you ensure that they are accessible. The Technology and Learning Program lab has staff available to assist faculty with the use of these scanners and OCR software. For more information, call (530) 898-6167 or send us an email.

TLP Workshops


You may wish to schedule a consultation with a TLP Consultant to help you assess any accessibility barriers present in your materials or instructional approach. TLP and the Accessibility Resource Center office work with their colleagues statewide to keep informed about the latest trainings, technology and information available to help faculty make their courses as accessible as possible.

Faculty Support

  (530) 898-6167
  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  Monday - Friday
Lab Location:
  Miriam Library 457