In the Spring of 2018, Student Disability Services hosted a 5-part series on content accessibility. This series was designed to offer attendees a quick overview of steps that can be taken to make digital content more accessible. Because each session was only an hour, it was not meant to be exhaustive, but straightforward steps towards producing more accessible content.
We are hoping do more in future semesters. Please check back. If you have any accessibility concerns or need accommodations for future Tech Tuesday events, please contact our office at 607-254-4545 or firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of the workshop.
This series is designed for beginner-level attendees.
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)
April 24th - 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 8th - 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)