Prior to the launch of courses, the University requires that the course materials be prepared in a manner consistent with the following guidelines for accessibility.
The University or its platform partner will make captioning available to participants in real time at the time of release of each video. Instructors must provide video captions in sufficient time so the captions are available when videos go live. Instructors must also manage student requests relating to the captions.
For courses with slide-based lecture content, the University and its teaching staff will upload slides at the same time the video is uploaded.
The text descriptions of all visual/graphical images in assessment materials created by the instructor (such as quizzes, exams and problem sets) will be prepared proactively by the teaching staff and will be made available in real time at the time of the release of each video or quiz or exam.
As to other visual/graphical images in the videos or other types of accommodation requests, upon a request from a participant, the University and its platform partner will enter into an interactive process in good faith with the requesting party to determine the nature and scope of an appropriate accommodation. The instructor may need to create additional textual descriptions of the visual/graphical content in response to such a request.
Should the need for accommodations cause delays for participants who have disabilities, appropriate extensions on deadlines will be given. Extensions to deadlines will be given to participants with learning disabilities as needed.
For questions regarding these guidelines, please contact Jane Manning at email@example.com.