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Design an Accessible Syllabus

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
9:00am – 10:00am

Storrs Campus
Rowe 319 and Online

Design an Accessible Syllabus 1/28 Tuesday 9:00-10:00 ROWE 319 and Online Presenter: Karen Skudlarek, CETL

Design an Accessible Syllabus Creating accessible documents is easy, requires little additional effort, and benefits students and instructors in various ways. In this workshop, you’ll learn about the importance behind making an accessible syllabus and using Microsoft Word you’ll create an accessible syllabus for your class. Please bring a laptop and a copy of your syllabus, if you have one.

Better Student Comprehension Well-structured documents make information easier to consume by students of all abilities. Using a well-defined heading structure allows a reader to zero in on important information quickly.

Faster Document Revisions Well-structured documents allow an editor to use the Navigation Pane to quickly find sections in need of updating, like due dates or grading schedules. The styles panel also allows you to easily change the look of your document. If a document has a strong heading structure, an author can generate a table of contents programmatically.

Less Rushing Students come to campus to participate in higher education with a wide range of abilities and accommodation letters are an increasingly common occurrence. A syllabus created with accessibility in mind reduces (or eliminates) the work required to accommodate all students for this document. To Join online - ( Register at -


Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) (primary), Rowe Building, UConn Master Calendar

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