There and Back Again On Our Accessibility & UDL Journey


Scheduled at 3:30pm in Westminster I on Wednesday, November 14 (2018).



  • Adrian Ricketts, Specialist, Chattanooga State Community College

Session Details

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


This session outlines the journey to attain digital accessibility while utilizing UDL principles in course design at Chattanooga State Community College. Our instructional design team serves as trailblazers and trainers of accessibility principles and UDL. The experiences shared will include what our team has learned in four years of combining more accessible user experiences and an updated online course design process. Attendees will also get a preview of our new ChSCC Accessibility Training course and the new accessibility policies created to promote awareness, understanding, adoption, implementation, and instill individual responsibility for the creation of accessible digital content.


When we started our journey, it was about making our digital content accessible. The unexpected surprise was that accessible content is much more engaging. This session will cover our journey to creating fully accessible online content.


  1. Challenges faced by our content experts and instructional designers in the course design process.
  2. Adoption and implementation of an accessible course design process at ChSCC.
  3. Challenges faced by our content experts and instructional designers in the course design process.

Disability Areas

All Areas

Topic Areas

Accessible Course Design, Alternate Format, Teaching about Accessibility in Curriculum, Uncategorized, Web/Media Access

Speaker Bio(s)

Adrian Ricketts

Adrian Ricketts is a specialist in Academic Resources at Chattanooga State Community College. She works with faculty on a daily basis to help them create well designed accessible content for their courses. She also develops training materials to train faculty and staff how to make their content accessible. She works with her department to present solutions to the faculty and staff of the college to meet the new accessibility law in Tennessee.