Online Learning Accessibility Checklist

This checklist was developed by the Distance Learning Accessibility Committee at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. This tool is meant to help faculty instructors and instructional designers assess the accessibility of their course and determine where improvements can be made. We thank you in advance for taking the time to improve the accessibility of your course.

For each checklist item, please select:

Yes if you implement this within your course.
No if you do not implement this within your course.
Not Sure if you are not sure whether or not you have implemented this in your course.
N/A if you do not have the element in your course to which this checklist item is applicable.

After you have finished, click "Results." You will then need to scroll down on the page. The form will generate a list of tips and tutorials based on your responses. All links open in a new tab in your web browser. You can view the tutorials immediately, or save them for later review (instructions are at the bottom of this page).

For any questions regarding this checklist, please contact Innovative Eduucation.


1. I use a sans serif font (like Arial).
2. I use a dark font color on a light background.
3. I use one font throughout the course.
4. I avoid using all CAPS.
5. I avoid underlining words.
6. I avoid using only color to emphasize text.


7. I use meaningful link text (not "click here").
8. I indicate document types in link text.


9. I avoid animated or blinking images (and text).
10. I avoid conveying text as an image.
11. I have provided alt text or long descriptions for all images.
12. My images support the course content.


13. My audio quality is clear.
14. I have provided a transcript with all of my audio.


15. My video quality is clear.
16. I provide closed-captions or a transcript with all of my videos.
17. The video player I use is accessible.

External Files

18. All of my PowerPoints are accessible.
19. All of my Word Documents are accessible.
20. All of my PDF files are accessible.

Publisher Materials

21. I have provided accessibility information about any publisher tools or content I use in my course.


22. My syllabus contains a statement about how to obtain accommodations at USFSP.
23. I have provided a statement about course elements that may not be accessible to students with disabilities.

View Your Results

After you have completed the checklist, click the "Results" button then scroll down on this page. You will see a selection of information and links to tutorials populated based on your answers to the checklist. All links will open in a new tab in your browser. If you have answered Yes (I already do this in my course) or N/A (I do not have this element in my course) to any of the checklist items, no information will populate for that item.


Save Your Results

If you wish to save the information and tutorials for later review, you can save this page to your computer as an html file. This file will capture the full page so that you can review the checklist and results. The links to the tutorials will remain active.

To do this:

  1. Go to your web browser's main menu in the upper left corner
  2. Click "Save As"
  3. A dialog box will appear, navigate to the preferred location to save this to your computer
  4. Click "Save"

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