Promoting Achievement through Technology and INstruction for all Students

Accessible Content Authoring

PATINS Specialist

Jena Fahlbush smiling.Jena has a wide range of classroom experiences that include special education paraprofessional, peer model preschool co-teacher, Title I instructor, and 3rd grade teacher. She has a Bachelor's in Elementary Education and a Master's in Exceptional Student Education. She is excited about sharing how intentional classroom and instructional design can change the game for your student. She enjoys watching movies, camping, playing games, traveling, and home projects.

Specialty Areas:

  • Accessible Content Authoring
  • Autism
  • Intensive Interventions
  • Microsoft/PC Accessibility & Integration

Contact Information:

Phone: 317-296-8781
Twitter: @JLFahlbush


View the recorded version of Create Accessible Content: Distance Learning Edition

Complete this form to learn how to create accessible digital content in your docs, slides, websites, and more. Link to recording is shared on the 'thank you' page. Please fill out the evaluation at the end to gain 1 professional growth point and to share your feedback!

(New Resource) PDFs & Optical Character Recognition

This short video demonstrates the difference between accessible and inaccessible digital PDFs when used with a text reader like Snap&Read. Two free accessible scanner tools are shared to improve the accessibility of your digital PDFs.

Learn How to Make Your Canvas Content Accessible

This YouTube Playlist of short tutorials (updated May 2021) will help you improve universal access to your Canvas course. Complete the evaluation to earn 1 professional growth point!

Bitmoji Classroom YouTube Tutorial Playlist

This playlist shares strategies to make your Bitmoji Classrooms more universally accessible for all students! Take the evaluation to earn .5 professional growth points!

Blog Posts:


All of the trainings below can be requested by emailing me at any time. You can find additional training sessions provided by the PATINS team on our Professional Development Guide.

Did you finish a recorded webinar and want the slides and resources? Be sure to fill out the evaluation and then email Jena Fahlbush letting her know the evaluation has been filled out.

Available ≠ Accessible: Design Your Presentations Intentionally to Reach All Learners

Creating accessible presentations is a key factor to the genuine inclusion of everyone in your audience. This begins with the design of your environment and continues until your last interaction with your audience. Join Jena Fahlbush as she walks through the steps for creating the most universally accessible presentation, including how to set up your environment, when and how to introduce yourself, how to make images accessible, how to create accessible slide decks, and the most inclusive ways to interact with your audience. Walk away with strategies to improve the accessibility and inclusion of your next presentation!

Recording: Creating Accessible Digital Content: Distance Learning Edition

Description: In an age of distance learning, we must ensure that we are creating accessible digital resources for all students. Retrofitting accessibility into current content or old documents and worksheets can prove cumbersome and challenging. This recording will teach you how to start creating accessible digital content as well as ways to test for accessibility. To view the recording, please complete the recording request form . The link to the recording will be provided on the thank you page of the form.

Digital ≠ Accessible: Create Accessible Materials in Canvas & Beyond

Description: As educators of digital learners, it is essential to create accessible digital content for all students, their caregivers, and the school community at large. Retrofitting accessibility into current content or old documents, PDFs, and worksheets can prove cumbersome and challenging. In this live session, attendees will investigate essential design & accessibility elements to proactively create accessible digital content in Canvas, Microsoft Office, and throughout the Google Suite. Walk away with tips and tools to improve access to your content tomorrow!

Upcoming Statewide Trainings

8 Feb
8 Feb
Consultation Switch Access
02.08.2023 10:00 am - 10:30 am
8 Feb
Consultation AAC
02.08.2023 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
8 Feb

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