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Accessibility Guidelines

Accesibility Guidelines for Students with Disabilities

Distance Education Accessibility Guidelines

  1. To Care and Comply: Accessibility of Online Course Content Video by PCC
  2. Screen Reader User's Experience and MS Word Video

Resources on How to Make Your Files Accessible

  1. Microsoft Office - Cheat Sheets for Microsoft Office Files & Adobe Acrobat by NCDAE
  2. Video Tutorial - Creating Accessible Documents Training by Galer Dietrich
    (3-hour presentation)
  3. Creating Accessible Documents Training by Galer Dietrich
    (Portable Document Format)
  4. Creating Accessible Documents Training by Galer Dietrich
    (PowerPoint Presentation)

Word Files

  1. Creating Accessible MS Word Documents (Step-By-Step with Pictures)
  2. Using Headings in MS Word Video by PCC

PowerPoint Files

  1. Creating Accessible MS PowerPoint Documents
  2. Tips for PowerPoint by Penn State University
  3. PowerPoint Accessibility by Portland Community College

Adobe Acrobat Video Files

  1. Creating Accessible PDF Documents in Adobe Acrobat XI by NCDAE

Canvas Digital Accessibility

Making your Image, Audio, and Video Accessible

  1. How to embed images from the web and add "alt text" or "alt tag" to a photo.
  2. How to embed images from Canvas and add "alt text" to a photo.
  3. How to embed images from Flickr Creative Commons and add "alt text" to a photo in the Rich Content Editor.
  4. CANVAS - How to Use the Accessibility Checker in the Rich Content Editor
  5. CANVAS Course - Assessing Accessibility of Online Content

NOTE:
All Videos Must be Closed-Captioned and All Audios Must Have a Transcript

  1. How to Create a Hyperlink in the Rich Content Editor as an Instructor

Tips for Creating Good Hyperlinks

  1. Use meaningful desciptions of what the link is when creating links. The linked text should make sense out of context.
  2. Don't use the word "link" in the link description.
  3. Avoid describing links with phrases such as "click here," "more information," and "read more."
  4. Don't use the URL of the website in the link.

Other Helpful Links

University of Washington - Accessible Technology - Making Images Accessible

CSUN Universal Design Center - Best Practices for Accessible Images


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