CDCI Accessibility Resources
CDCI is committed to offering resources, services and learning environments that welcome and promote inclusion of individuals with diverse cultures, needs and abilities.
CDCI's commitment is built upon the Univerity of Vermont's satements of shared values in “Our Common Ground" which states that accessibility is a right, a need, and a value and opens the doors for many to attain the benefits of these shared values. All CDCI guidelines are also based on federal standards for accessibility.
CDCI Accessibility Guidelines 2013
Documents developed by CDCI Accessibility Subcommittee (2012-2013)
CDCI Assessibility Guidelines
CDCI Assessibility Self-Assessment
CDCI Assessibility Checklists
CDCI Assessibility Training Powerpoint (pptx)
This document defines CDCI's accessibility guidelines and provides tips for providing accessible services, and resources to learn more.
Download CDCI Accessibility Guidelines (docx)
Download CDCI Accessibility Guidelines (pdf)
This self-assessment is designed for CDCI faculty and staff to individually review practices identified in the CDCI Accessibility Guidelines and to rate current performance on these practices. This rating is meant to be used in preparation for the individual’s annual performance review and should result in at least one practice selected as a personal performance goal for the next year as a part of the review process.
Download CDCI Accessibility Self-Assessment (docx)
Download CDCI Accessibility Self-Assessment (pdf)
This powerpoint covers the Accessibility Training (2/2013) presented at the CDCI Retreat. Use this Powerpoint to learn about CDCI Accessibility.
Download CDCI Accessibility Training Powerpoint (pptx)
Useful Accessibility Web Sites
These links are current as of May 2013
- UVM Accessibility Support
- UVM Interpreter Services
- UVM Captioning Service
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
- WebAIM (Web Accessibility in Mind)
- CAST (Center for Applied Special Technology): Transforming Education through Universal Design for Learning
- National Center for Accessible Information
Other Accessibility Resources
These resources are current as of May 2013
- Guidelines for Large Print (pdf)
- Choosing Words with Dignity (pdf)
- Accessible Print Materials (pdf)
- Doing PowerPoint Right(pdf)
- Universal Design of Distance Learning
- Making Accessibility Real: A Guide for Planning Meetings, Conferences and Gatherings (pdf)
- Planning Accessible Events
- Universal Design of Distance Learning (pdf)
- Read&Write Gold software download link (Requires UVM net id and password).
This short guide provides the basic steps for preparing a Large Print document. Adapted from American Printing House for the Blind Guidelines for Accessible Print Documents)
This short guide provides the basic information for using people first language. From the Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council.
Accessible Print Materials: a formatting guide to accommodate all audiences, developed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, 2007.
Powerpoint Handouts from Alan Parks Training 2011 on preparing accessible powerpoint slides, University of Maine
Guidelines on how to make distance learning accessible: Checklist of Distance Learning Accessibility Indicators (4 page pdf) from University of Washington
A publication of The Home and Community-Based Services Resource Network, a detailed guide (32 page pdf).
A comprehensive planner for large conferences, from Washington State Arts Commission (pdf).
Journal Article on how to make distance learning accesssible, by Sheryl Burgstahler, University of Washington (8 page pdf.)
Directions: Under "Software and data files" click on "software download."
Read&Write GOLD is a literacy support software designed to help individuals overcome reading and writing difficulties. It highlights and reads text aloud using natural-sounding male or female voices, and also includes a comprehensive set of support tools for reading, writing, studying, research and test-taking. This software can help struggling students improve reading fluency and comprehension. Read&Write Gold supports the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
Last modified November 04 2013 03:47 PM