The George Washington University (GW) is committed to providing accessible course materials to students with disabilities. Accessibility applies to not only websites and software, but also to electronic documents such as those created using Microsoft Word or PowerPoint that students need to use in their classes. Course materials that need to be made accessible include course syllabi, course materials from Microsoft Office, PDFs, textbooks, and video and audio files. Often, accessible course materials will not only benefit students with disabilities but also will help assure that all GW students will be able to access and use them.
Academic Technologies, through the Instructional Technology Lab, and Disability Support Services (DSS) both provide guidance and training about how to make courses accessible. For general support with developing accessible course materials, please contact Academic Technologies or the Online Course Development team for online courses.