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Accessibility Course for Education

The Accessibility Course for Education (ACE) is an open course published in Canvas Commons.

Accessibility Certificate Program


The ACE course is designed to give educational content developers a targeted introduction to accessibility. Participants will be guided through accessibility topics that relate directly to the type of educational material they create. Participants should expect to spend a total of about 7 hours on the course across 2 weeks.

The course has three sections:

Section 1 - Foundation Knowledge (approx. 2 hours): This section provides general context for accessibility.

Section 2 - Implementation Strategies (approx. 3 hours):  This section teaches general strategies for implementing accessibility and provides a variety of specific strategies based on the content types that instructors use in their courses.

Section 3 - Practice (approx. 2 hours): This section offers participants practice evaluating content based on the information supplied through the course.


In Summer 2021 we facilitated two cohorts of the Accessibility Course for Education. This Summer, beginning August 8, 2022 we will host a third cohort. If you would like to attend, please complete the form below by August 7th.

Adopt or Adapt ACE

Canvas Commons 

ACE is available for adoption and adaption in Canvas Commons.

Open Science Framework

If you don't have Canvas access, you can also download the course from our Open Science Framework page.

Course Background


This course was developed under the Library’s Open Educational Resource grant from the Colorado Department of Higher Education. While the initial intention was to provide training to faculty participating in the Library’s OER program, the course was opened all Mines instructors and, later to interested higher education faculty across Colorado to help foster inclusive and accessible resources. While course content is geared to instructors, other faculty and staff at institutions of higher education will also benefit from the course.

Many thanks to Emily Bongiovanni, Allyson Turner (CDHE Fellow), Alex Odicino (CDHE Fellow), Marla Draper (DSS), Jennifer Veloff (Mines Online), and Loyal Truong (ITS) for their work in developing the course!

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