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Accessible Digital Media: Fall 2023

August 28

NED: Accessibility

August 28 – September 17, 2023

Short Course


Captions, transcripts, and audio descriptions make multimedia more accessible. They help provide additional access for vision or hearing impairments, learning disabilities, noisy environments, non-fluent speakers, and others.

This short course will help you understand the important definitions surrounding accessible media, the existing laws and policy standards that help ensure equitable access. The course will show the importance of having accessible features for media as well as effective ways to add audio descriptions, captions, and transcripts with our existing technology services.

Ensuring that all media is accessible is one way to help improve student success and lead to a more equitable delivery for all.

Course Learning Objectives 

After completing the course, participants will be able to: 

  • Understand definitions, laws, and policies surrounding accessible media that help ensure equitable access.
  • Know the importance of having accessible features for media as well as effective ways to add audio descriptions, captions, and transcripts with our existing technology service.
  • Understand how using accessible media is a way to improve student success and lead to more equitable delivery.

Suggested Audience 

Faculty (Full-time and part-time), Instructional Designers and Technologists, and Faculty Developers/Trainers. 

Estimated Time Commitment 

Most participants are able to complete this course by committing 4-6 hours per week. 

Reflect on your Professional Development 

As you progress through this course, please consider how you can use the assignments as a way to highlight your work on your Professional Development Plan. Consider sharing your work with your leadership team. 

Registration Required

Use the RSVP tool below to register. There is a limit of 30 participants per course.

Because we need time to enroll participants into the corresponding D2L Brightspace Course site, we will close RSVPs the Friday prior to the start of this course. 

Reminders Coming:  We use the email address you provided to send you reminder emails as the event date gets closer, but we suggest you add this event to your calendar. 

Accommodations: If you require accommodations (live captioning, etc.) to participate in this event, please send an email to the person at the bottom of this page. 

Course Location 

This course is hosted and facilitated using shared D2L Brightspace instance of Minnesota State called, MnSite. Using the RSVP tool below allows us to send you reminders about this course and share important information following the course including how to access the corresponding D2L Brightspace course site.  


Contact the Educational Development and Technology unit.


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Britt Mammenga
Developing Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

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