For Instructors

Please refer to the “How To Be Accessible” tab on this website for specific sections related to making accessible videos, documents and best practices. Additionally, here are topics that are key for instructors:


Ally scans course content and offers suggestions for converting documents and offers alternative formats. Find out more from the Provost’s Ally page

Canvas Course “Accessibility in Your Course”

UTA’s Center for Distance Education has created an excellent Canvas Course, “Accessibility in Your Course” that has modules in every aspect of electronic accessibility. This is a public course available to all faculty, staff and students.


Echo360 – Video: offers closed captioning of synchronous and taped lectures. Log into Echo360 or contact Don Lane at for assistance.

Echo360 – Polling: allows students to participate actively in class. Platform supports both traditional polling questions as well as discussion questions. Log into Echo360 or contact Don Lane at for assistance.

UTA Office for Students with Disabilities

The OSD Office will assist all faculty to develop and implement accommodations for students.

The OSD Office has published “Accessing Education, A Guide for Faculty and Staff” that provides answer to most asked questions.

UTA Libraries

UTA Libraries provide a variety of resources including, but not limited to, database document accessibility remediation, braille materials, and resource delivery.

UTA Center for Distance Education

UTA’s Center for Distance Education (CDE) provides training for creating accessible content and best practices for universal design.