Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment in 3 Steps – copy of old version



  • Liezl Madrona, Instructional Designer Accessibility Specialist, Butte College

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format: Lecture
  • Expertise Level: All Levels
  • Type of session: General Conference


Accessibility for Canvas and the Online Environment


How can we empower students to independently access course materials?

Faculty curate and create students' learning environment. It is essential to provide faculty the support and guidance needed to help students access and navigate to the information they need. What should faculty do with course materials such as PDFs, Microsoft Documents, and PowerPoints? Are there ways we can help faculty leverage Canvas? How can we scale faculty support in creating an accessible learning environment?

Join Liezl Madrona, CCC Accessibility Center's Instructional Designer Accessibility Specialist and recent Online Education Initiative Instructional Designer, as we explore ways to support faculty in creating an inclusive environment in three steps.


  1. Determine the best format/strategy for delivering content, whether it should remain as a PDF, Word, etc.
  2. Leverage Canvas to create an accessible learning environment
  3. Route faculty to micro-courses to support accessibility professional development

Disability Areas

All Areas

Topic Areas

Including Accessibility in Curriculum, Uncategorized

Speaker Bio(s)

Liezl Madrona

Liezl Madrona, M.Ed. in Learning Design & Technology, is an Instructional Designer Accessibility Specialist for the Accessibility Center, grant-funded by the California Community Colleges (CCC) Chancellor’s Office and hosted at Butte College. Liezl focuses on designing and developing online self-paced accessibility micro-courses for professional development. Liezl’s passion to create equitable courses led her to other vital projects in the CCC system.

Liezl’s focus is to design and develop inclusive and engaging learning experiences, and empower learners.