Accessibility in Canvas workshops: Spring 2024 and beyond

The Longwood Medical Area (LMA) instructional design and technology staff are joining forces with Digital Accessibility Services to standardize and promote accessibility best practices for Harvard courses taught in the Canvas learning management system.

Through an in-person and virtual workshop series, Harvard faculty and staff members will learn to make their course materials more accessible, with independent work time built in to resolve accessibility issues in real time with support from staff experts. The ultimate goal of each workshop session is to have every attendee leave with a Canvas course that is more accessible than when they arrived, and that will comply with the Harvard University Digital Accessibility Policy.

The community of practice we build in the LMA will provide ongoing support for building accessible materials as new learning content is created in Canvas throughout the academic year and beyond.

Upcoming events

Sign up for email updates on future Canvas accessibility events - we are working on some shorter workshops for August.

Thursday, July 25 - Harvard Disability Pride event

Harvard will celebrate Disability Pride on Thursday, July 25, from 4 PM to 6 PM in Science Center Plaza. Harvard's Common Spaces and University Disability Resources will be hosting a celebration featuring free ice cream and cookies (limited availability, so come early), a t-shirt giveaway, music, games, disability trivia, pet therapy, and more. All are welcome to come and celebrate disability as an important part of our community.  

Anyone with a disability who would like to request accommodations or who has questions about physical access may contact or 617-495-1859 in advance of the program.

Our team and project

These workshops are funded by the Harvard President's Administrative Innovation Fund (PAIF), and are a joint effort between staff at Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT), HMS, HSPH and HSDM.

More on our team and project goals

Get in touch

If you have questions or need to change or cancel an event registration, email us.

IT Department