Digital Accessibility Resources

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All of us benefit when there are multiple and agile digital options for learning and working.  Creating digital materials that are fully and equally accessible to PSU students, faculty, and staff is crucial to the success of everyone in the PSU community.  It is the responsibility of those creating digital content to do so in a way that all can acquire the same content, engage in the same collaboration opportunities, and enjoy the same services with an ease of use that is as similar as possible.

Digital accessibility is a critical part of PSU's process in developing new content, training on content creation, and acquiring new digital tools.  Please see some of the resources available to the PSU community regarding digital accessibility.  If you have suggestions regarding additional resources that would be beneficial to this page please email us at

  • Web Content Accessibility Guidelines From W3C
  • Making Content You Have Created in MS Office Accessible
  • Web Accessible Evaluation Tool (WAVE)
  • How To Use the Accessibility Checker in the Canvas Rich Content Editor
  • Accessibility and Course Design Best Practices
  • Digital Accessible Resources When Teaching Remotely
  • The Kansas Accessibility Resources Network (KSARN)
  • Introducing the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), including WCAG 2.0 and WCAG 2.1. 
  • More information on the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).



WAVE is a suite of evaluation tools that helps authors make their web content more accessible to individuals with disabilities. WAVE can identify many accessibility and Web Content Accessibility Guideline (WCAG) errors, but also facilitates human evaluation of web content. Our philosophy is to focus on issues that we know impact end-users, facilitate human evaluation, and to educate about web accessibility.


The Rich Content Editor includes an accessibility tool that checks common accessibility errors within the editor. This tool can help you design course content while considering accessibility attributes and is located in the Rich Content Editor menu bar.

This tool only verifies content created within the Rich Content Editor. You may also use other accessibility tools to verify additional content in Canvas.

Check out the Accessibility and Course Design Best Practices for Canvas and Microsoft Office developed by the Center for Teaching Learning and Technology.  This is an amazing resource that you can access via pdf or Word


There are some amazing digital accessibility resources on the web designed specifically for remote instruction compiled in this Google sheet.


The Kansas Accessibility Resources Network (KSARN), is an accessibility initiative of Wichita State University in partnership with Kansas State UniversityJohnson County Community CollegeButler Community College, and Cowley County Community College. You will find FREE online, on-demand courses to serve the accessibility training needs of any student, instructor, or interested staff member in higher education at the KSARN web page.