Policy Watch
8 Tips for Addressing Standard 8
Catherine Artac, Instructional Designer/Technologist, Minnesota State University Moorhead
Catherine Artac is an instructional technologist/designer at Minnesota State University Moorhead where she helps faculty explore technologies and implement best practices in online course design. Catherine serves as her campus' Quality Matters Coordinator and is a Certified Peer Reviewer, Online IYOC Facilitator, and Online APP Facilitator.
Overwhelmed by the idea of meeting Section 508 requirements? Not sure if you are truly addressing the five Specific Review Standards under General Standard 8? This session will look at eight steps you can take toward making your digital content accessible for all users. High-level topics will be discussed, as well as nuts-and bolts ideas such as heading levels, alt text, descriptive links, captioning/transcripts, and specific examples of how you can meet Standard 8. Your takeaways will be both a greater awareness of accessibility issues and a number of practical resources.
Learning Objectives
Discuss the importance of accessibility in terms of Section 508 and Universal Design for Learning.
Identify specific ways to make course materials accessible.
Locate self-help resources for learning more about creating accessible learning materials..
Audience: Faculty 
Audience: Administrator
Audience: Instructional Designer