ACCESS @ UCCS is a series of events to raise awareness of how to implement equity, diversity, and inclusion in teaching. Using the ACCESS model, you will be guided through inclusive teaching practices and strategies that aim to reduce barriers and create an inclusive classroom environment online and in the classroom.

ACCESS Overview

  1. Overview video - This video is an overview of the ACCESS model. In this video, Angie Dodson, FRC Instructional Designer, walks through the ACCESS model and the process of creating a more inclusive classroom for your students.
  2. The ACCESS Model for Inclusive Teaching - This infographic provides an overview and definition of the ACCESS model.


  • Diversity and Inclusion: Implementing Inclusive Teaching Strategies in Your Course

    • Catherine Grandorff, Karin Larkin, and Suhaan Mehta, College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Design an Inclusive Course in Canvas

  • Diversity and Inclusion: Supporting Students with Invisible Disabilities

    • Scott Kupferman, College of Education, and Sharon Stevens, Faculty Resource Center

Training Opportunity

CDHE, in conjunction with the Colorado OER Council, is offering a paid training opportunity from USU called WebAIM (Accessibility in Mind). This independent-study online training (brochure) covers principles and processes for:

  • Creating accessible document content and structure in Word & PowerPoint.
  • Evaluating the accessibility of well-structured Word & PowerPoint documents.
  • Optimizing the accessibility of PDFs exported from well-structured Word & PowerPoint documents with Acrobat.

This course is designed for educators that have experience creating Microsoft documents (web development or design experience is not required). Given the proliferation of online programs and (open) educational resources, it is important we provide tools necessary for expanding accessibility for all learners. We are hoping you can share with your networks, to get a better understanding of interest level.

Please complete this form if you are interested in taking the course in the coming months. We will assess demand and reach back out to those who have signed up to learn more. (The form has a link to pricing. Just ignore that. CDHE will pay for a select cohort of educators.)


Last updated March 12, 2021
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