Campus Resources for Faculty

UC Berkeley is committed to providing accessible course content to all students, regardless of disability. There are many departments on campus available to assist faculty on how to create accessible course content and how to transform inaccessible content into accessible forms. Below is a chart of available faculty support options on campus.

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University of California Electronic Accessibility Initiative
Accessibility Policy Online resource with additional guides and information for web accessibility Email: Accessibility Policy website
Research, Teaching, & Learning (RTL)
SensusAccess A self-service solution that automates the conversion of documents into a large range of alternative formats such as mp3, e-books, Braille, and Daisy.Used to convert inaccessible documents (such as image-only pdf files) to more accessible formats. Email: Getting Started with Sensus Access
Ally in bCourses Ally is a set of tools within bCourses that helps make course content more accessible by allowing students and instructors to convert files to HTML, EPUB, electronic braille or MP3 (audio). The Ally tool also provides instructors with visual indicators gauging the accessibility of source files and assigns an accessibility score to each uploaded file. Email: Ally in bCourses
Accessibility Hub RTL's Digital Learning Services (DLS) team provides accessible digital learning design, development and delivery services for UC Berkeley faculty, departments and professional schools. Email: DLS Accessibility Hub
Berkeley Information Technology (IT)
Digital Accessibility Program The Digital Accessibility Program is responsible for the implementation of both the UCB/DOJ Consent Decree and the IT Accessibility Policy. Email: DAP
Accessible Library Resources  "Start your search" on the Library homepage includes online articles and eBooks, as well as print materials, many of which are fully accessible.  Research HelpVoice: 510-642-6657 Start Your Search
Self-Service Scanners Self-service scanners are available to all UC Berkeley affiliates to scan, email, print, and/or save accessible files to one's USB drive or various cloud accounts. Research HelpVoice: 510-642-6657 Self-Service Scanners
Help Creating Online Readers in bCourses Get help finding and linking to accessible readings, materials, and other content for your bCourses sites. tlibaa@library.berkeley.eduVoice: 510-643-9959 Add Course Readings to bCourses
Media Resources Center Assists instructors in locating captioned videos as well as captioning short clips. Email: Library's Streaming Video Collections
Disability Access & Compliance (DAC)
Web Accessibility Policy & Compliance Guidance UC Berkeley is committed to providing an online environment that is accessible to all regardless of their relative level of ability. Email: UC Berkeley Web Accessibility