Barbara Soots
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Teaching/Learning Strategy
Adult Education
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  • Open Author Template
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    OSPI Open Author Resource Template - ADA compliant

    OSPI Open Author Resource Template - ADA compliant


    This is an Open Author resource template for OSPI staff and collaborators creating openly licensed resources. Please use the REMIX option to adapt this template for your needs - deleteing any instructions, notes, Edand examples.


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    Insert First Lesson/Unit/Module/Chapter Title Here - Omit if there is only one section!

    Template users - if you have guidance for facilitators using your materials, please insert that here. Areas to consider would be additional information about use with English Learner students, adaptations for students performing above or below grade level, extension activities, etc.

    If you would like to have a thought partner in discussing template design that is pertinent to your content area or program, contact




    These headings and subheadings are completely generic  - they not meant to guide your work. Instead, they just are examples of using Styles to format your document and keep it ADA compliant. This is about as plain vanilla template as you can get, it is only intended as a springboard for your design. 

    Subheading 1

    Enter information

    Subheading 2

    Enter information

    Sample List

    • Thing 1
    • Thing 2
    • Thing 3

    Sample Table 

    Do not use tables for formatting content. Do not forget to add alt text to table.

    Table Example
    Column 1Column 2Column 3

    Sample Image

    students collaborating

    Photo by Allison Shelley/The Verbatim Agency for American Education: Images of Teachers and Students in Action | CC BY NC

    Sample Video

    OER Highlight - Highline


    • Use headers in correct order – e.g. do not start with header 3
    • You can click on the Accessibility icon - upper left on toolbar to check for ADA compliance
    • Any image/icon/piece of content that is not your original work needs to be used with permission – either via an open license or written permission from the copyright holder – and properly attributed.
    • Attach any resources - be sure to include editable files in addition to the PDF version. For example, you could attach a PowerPoint slide deck, a graphic organizer in word and PDF formats, and a link to an external site with more information

    Attribution and License


    Insert any attribution info here that was not included next to the specific content. For example:


    cc by loo
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