During the academic year, Student Disability Services hosts a workshop series on content accessibility. Each session is an hour and not meant to be exhaustive. It is designed to offer attendees a quick overview of steps that can be taken to make digital content more accessible.

If you have any accessibility concerns or need accommodations for Tech Tuesday events, please contact our office at 607-254-4545 or accessiblemedia@cornell.edu in advance of the workshop.

This series is designed for beginner-level attendees.

Upcoming Workshops

September 18th -  Creating Accessible Word Documents

Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm
Location: Cornell Health, Tang Conference Suite, room 127C
Presenter: Joshua Smith

This session will provide a brief demonstration of how to ensure your Word Documents are accessible, and give an introduction to the Microsoft Word Accessibility Checker.

September 25th – Video Captioning Tips

Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm
Location: Cornell Health, Tang Conference Suite, room 127C
Presenter: Andrea Dietrich

Participants will learn about the basics of video captioning. This is not a “how-to” session; rather it will cover what captions are, why they’re important, the difference between good-quality captions and poor-quality captions, and a general overview of a suggested workflow for creating the highest quality captions. 

October 2nd – TBA

Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm
Location: Cornell Health, Tang Conference Suite, room 127C

October 9th – JAWS: The User Experience

Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm
Location: Cornell Health, Tang Conference Suite, room 127C

More workshops will be announced soon!

Past Workshops

April 3, 2018 - The Adobe Acrobat Accessibility Checker

Topic: Overview of the Adobe Acrobat Accessibility Checker. A brief demonstration of how it works and why it is important for universal design.

Download presentation: Adobe Acrobat Accessibility Checker (PDF)

April 10, 2018 - The Microsoft Accessibility Checker

Topic: Overview of the Microsoft Office Accessibility Checker. A brief demonstration of how this tool works, and learn about why it is important for universal design. 

Download presentation: Strategies for Creating Accessible Documents in Word (PDF)

April 17, 2018 - Alt Text and Heading Levels in Microsoft Word

Topic: A beginner's guide on how to effectively use heading levels and alt. text in MS Word to create documents that are more accessible and how screen readers use these accessibility features to assist students with visual disabilities.

Download presentation: Alt Text and Heading Levels in Microsoft Word (PDF)

April 24,2018 - The Importance of Proper Scanning

Topic: Discussion on the importance of properly scanned reading materials. Tips on proper scanning techniques from textbook or physical articles to PDF, including a demonstration of how proper and improper scans affect students that use text-to-speech software. 

Download Presentation: The Importance of Proper Scanning (PDF)

May 8,2018 - Video Captioning Using YouTube

Topic: Overview of how to use YouTube to add subtitles to your videos. How to upload videos to YouTube, how to edit or create subtitles using the YouTube interface, and how to download subtitle files for use on other video sharing platforms.

Download Presentation: Video Captioning Using YouTube (PDF)

September 11th- SensusAccess Document Conversion Tool

Topic: Overview on the use of the SensusAccess accessibility tool to create alternate format materials (audio books, e-books, digital large-print, and Braille) and its e-learning course.