Accessibility Assistance

Federal law requires that reasonable accommodations must be made in the instructional process in order to ensure equal educational opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Global Online Instructional Designers can assist faculty in identifying and updating course content that is not accessible. To request a Global Online Consultation, faculty can Submit a GOLD Help Support Ticket, Email Global Online, or Contact an Instructional Designer

Email Global Online

Email Global Online at


Submit a GOLD Help JIRA Ticket

Submit an GOLD Help JIRA Ticket

Contact an Instructional Designer

Contact an Instructional Designer

Section 508

In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology (EIT) accessible to people with disabilities. The law (29 U.S.C ยง 794 (d)) applies to all Federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology. Under Section 508, agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to information comparable to the access available to others.

Information Technology Accessibility Laws and Policies

Canvas Accessibility

The University of West Florida utilizes Canvas as the primary Learning Management System of the university. Canvas provides support for a wide variety of accessibility features within the LMS. For more information, please visit the Canvas Accessibility page

Below are links to Canvas Guide pages that assist with specific accessibility solutions. 

Providing Additional Time on a Quiz


Create Accessible Digital Products

The Revised 508 Standards include not just IT tools and systems, but electronic content such as documents, web pages, presentations, social media content, blogs, and certain emails.

The links below will take users to instructions on how to create accessible digital products. 




Software & Websites


Video, Audio, Social Media

Accessibility for Online Courses

Use the resources, links, and tips on this page to help determine if your online course materials are accessible to all students. 

The links below lead to Confluence pages with more detailed information for specific accessibility issues.