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Accessibility Guidelines

Accessibility 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. Heading Styles help the organization of the content for all students

    Adding a heading style

    Modifying a heading style

    Using Headings in MS Word (Video by PCC)
  3. Tables are very useful for displaying a large amount of data in an organized manner, such as your course schedule, office hours, etc. In order to make a table accessible for individuals who are blind, have a visual impairment, or a learning disability, provide row and column headers. The text-to-speech software by default will read the information in a table horizontally, cell by cell, row by row.

    Repeating a table heading on subsequent pages

    Adding an alt-text to a table

    Adding a hyperlink (video)

  4. Use the Accessbility Checker for Windows to find and resolve accessibility issues
  5. Use the Accessibility checker for Mac to find and resolve accessibility issues

Canvas Digital Accessibility

  1. Writing Your accessible syllabus in Canvas (video)

PowerPoint Files

  1. Creating Accessible MS PowerPoint Documents
  2. Tips for PowerPoint by Penn State University
  3. PowerPoint Accessibility by Portland Community College
  4. Use the Accessbility Checker for Windows to find and resolve accessibility issues
  5. Use the Accessibility checker for Mac to find and resolve accessibility issues

Adobe Acrobat Video Files

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

Excel files

  1. Make your Excel spreadsheets accessible
  2. Use the Accessbility Checker for Windows to find and resolve accessibility issues
  3. Use the Accessibility checker for Mac to find and resolve accessibility issue

Making your Image, Audio, and Video Accessible in Canvas

  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 descriptions 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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