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Accessibility Overview

The Office of Academic Technology partners with the Electronic Information Resource Office and Student Disability Resource Services to provide guidance and training on accessibility of course content.

Electronic Information Resources Page

Student Disability Resources and Services Page

Ally Accessibility Tool for Online Courses

"How To" Videos

These short tutorials will help guide you in improving your instructional content. 

1. How to Make Word Documents Accessible

These are short YouTube hosted videos.

Embedded Playlist

Individual Video Links

  1. Adding Headings

  2. Ordered/Unordered List 

  3. Font style and size

  4. Contrast 

  5. Table Header Row

  6. Using Color for emphasis

  7. Giving links meaningful names

  8. Adding Alternative text to tables, charts and images

  9. Saving a Word document as a PDF

  10. Using the Accessibility Checker in Word

2. How to Make PowerPoints Accessible

  1. Creating a PowerPoint    

  2. PowerPoint-Accessibility Checker Transcript 

  3. Instructions for Making a PowerPoint Accessible 

3. How to Make PDFs Accessible

  1. Adobe Acrobat DC

  2. Library-Knowledge Image Center

  3. Optical Character Recognition 

  4. ABBYY FineReader 14
  5. Google Drive PDF Converter 

  6. Google Support Article

  7. WebAIM PDF Guide 

  8. Instructions for Making a PDF Accessible 

4. How to Convert a Word document to an accessible PDF

  1. Word-Save as a PDF Transcript 

  2. Instructions for Saving a Word document as a PDF

5. How to Make Videos Accessible

  1. Camtasia

  2. Multimedia Production

  3. Why Close Caption? 

  4. Caption Fail

6. How to Make a Syllabus Accessible

  1. Syllabus-Heading Transcript

  2. Syllabus-Alt Text Transcript

  3. Syllabus-ADA Statement Transcript

  4. Syllabus Template (Document)