Certificate in Accessibility for UWM Instructors


The Certificate in Accessibility for UWM Instructors recognizes UWM instructors who have demonstrated understanding of Universal Design strategies and implemented them into a UWM course. This certificate is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and co-coordinated by the Accessibility Resource Center and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

To earn the Certificate in Accessibility for UWM Instructors, you will need to:

  • Complete the online, self-paced Accessibility Workshop in Canvas
  • Take the Certificate Survey
  • Earn a 90% or better on the Certificate Quiz
  • Implement Universal Design strategies in a UWM course
  • Submit a Self-Reflection and Course Information, which includes:
    • 2-3 page reflection that discusses how the course meets Universal Design standards, according to the Certificate Rubric
    • Access to a D2L or Canvas course, including a course syllabus, in which Universal Design strategies have been implemented

Upon completion of the Certificate Survey, participants will gain access to the Certificate Quiz. After participants receive a 90% or better on this quiz, they will be able to submit their Self-Reflection and Course Information. Prior to submitting the self-reflection and course information, instructors should first implement Universal Design strategies into one or more of their courses. Therefore, it is expected that some time will pass between when participants take the Certificate Quiz and when they submit their self-reflection and course materials.

Within 2-3 days of submitting the Self-Reflection and Course Information, a member of the CETL or ARC staff will be in contact with further steps.

Participants may complete the workshop and submit their course materials at any time. However, in order to be recognized at the Accessibility Resource Center Awards Ceremony in May, all materials must be submitted by March 1.