Student Disability Services is hosting a 6-part series on content accessibility starting on the first Tuesday in April. This series is designed to offer attendees a quick overview of steps that can be taken to make digital content more accessible. Because each session is only an hour, it is not meant to be exhaustive, but how to perform simple tasks towards producing more accessible content.

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

Upcoming Workshops

All sessions are on Tuesdays from 12pm-1pm. You are welcome to bring your lunch with you!

This series is designed for beginner-level attendees.

April 24th - The Importance of Proper Scanning

Presenter: Joshua Smith, SDS
Location: 127 Cornell Health (Tang Conference Room)

Join us for a brief discussion on the importance of properly scanned reading materials. Receive tips on proper scanning techniques from textbook or physical articles to PDF, and see a demonstration of how proper and improper scans affect students that use text-to-speech software. 

May 1st - Sensus Access - Cancelled

This session has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a future date.

May 8th - Video Captioning Using YouTube

Presenter: Andrea Dietrich, SDS
Location: 127 Cornell Health (Tang Conference Room)

Join us for a quick overview of how to use YouTube to add subtitles to your videos. Learn 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.

Past Workshops

April 3rd - 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 10th - 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 17th - 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)