The Blueprint for Student Success: Accessibility Support for Faculty and the Workflow to Make It Happen

Handouts Media

Scheduled at 3:15pm (50 min) in Meadowbrook I/II on Thursday, November 21 (2019).



  • Shawn Jordison, DSPS High Tech Center Faculty, Santa Monica College
  • Liezl Madrona, Instructional Designer Accessibility Specialist, CCC Accessibility Center

Session Details

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


Faculty are subject matter experts and now that many schools are using Canvas as their learning management system, they have also become website designers! Ideally, Canvas courses should be designed with accessibility in mind. How can an institution provide support for courses in these situations? Join Shawn Jordison and Liezl Madrona to learn how!


Faculty are content curators and creators. With the learning management system adoption of Canvas, faculty are building their content online, attaching external documents such as PDFs and linking to third-party websites. Are these sources accessible? How would faculty know? To create an inclusive learning environment we need to address two pressure points: faculty need accessibility formatting knowledge to create accessible instructional materials moving forward and faculty need support in getting their existing courses accessible.

Who are the key players in accessible course design support? With an accessibility team in place, courses needed to be evaluated to determine accessibility needs. What does this accessibility support workflow look like with the key players in place? Are there actions the faculty can take to manage accessibility in terms of course design? Perhaps curate videos with closed captioning?

Learn how to approach this complex task at your institution!


  1. Define key players to support faculty in accessible course design and explain how each role supports instruction
  2. Learn about free resources for accessibility.
  3. Participants will be able to describe the faculty accessibility support workflow.

Disability Areas

All Areas

Topic Areas

Accessible Course Design, Accessible Educational Materials, Teaching about Accessibility in Curriculum, Uncategorized

Speaker Bio(s)

Shawn Jordison

I have worked as an alt media specialist, a DSPS instructor, a contractor for the OEI and the Chancellors office for accessibility.

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.


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