Digital Accessibility in OER Across the Curriculum


Presented at 1:30pm in Virtual C on Thursday, January 1, 2020.



  • Amy Wolfe, Accessibility Librarian and OER Developer, CUNY

Session Details

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


The internet is the new public square where ideas, information and education take place. Open Educational Resources (OER) are part of this new public square. OER is about building and sharing knowledge with as many people as possible. Accessibility is part of that mission and means making your OER usable by people of all abilities.


Learning about digital accessibility and becoming aware of how digital accessibility topics can be added into numerous courses and projects, can lead to increased digital accessibility. Incorporating accessibility concepts and teaching students to always consider accessibility, will increase their knowledge of accessibility which will lead to increased accessibility universally.

Come to this presentation for an overview on how to spread accessibility across the curriculum. Hear about incorporating accessibility into your OER courses and projects. I’ll go over making sure your OER content itself is accessible, incorporating ideas of accessibility into your class assignments, and introduce you to some digital OER projects and assignments which incorporate an aspect of accessibility to inspire you to create your own accessible projects.


  1. Teaching and integrating accessibility in your OER lessons will lead to increased worldwide accessibility.
  2. Learn how to create accessibile OER lessons.
  3. Find accessible lessons and materials you can use, remix and inspire you.

Disability Areas

All Areas

Topic Areas

Accessible Course Design, Accessible Educational Materials, Alternate Format, Faculty Development & Support, Teaching about Accessibility in Curriculum, Uncategorized, Web/Media Access

Speaker Bio(s)

Amy Wolfe

Amy Wolfe, MLS, MA is the Accessibility Librarian for the CUNY Office of Library Services and is also an Open Educational Resources Developer at Brooklyn College CUNY. She holds a Master's in Liberal Studies - Digital Humanities from the CUNY Graduate Center, a Master's in Library Studies from UW-Madison SLIS and a BA in History, Women's Studies & African-American Literature, from the UW-Madison. Amy has spent over 20 years providing access to information in academic libraries.