Boost comprehension and retention with captions!
Did you know, 54% of all students use closed captions when they are available. As finals come around, make sure your recorded lectures have closed captions to help all learners.
Check out this Educause article to learn more about captions and our website for video accessibility.
If you have ...
Did you know that in just the U.S. about 12 million people use braille, a screen reader, or a screen magnifier to understand their emails?
Check out this guide to get started!
Read more about how to build a culture of accessibility in higher education.
Make Powerpoint Accessible: Alt Text!
Use alt text to describe images. The Alt text is read by screen reading programs and can help users understand the images.
Learn how to make your PowerPoint accessible with alt text for images.
Bonus: Get accessible templates here!
If you have an accessibility project, such as making a document accessible or ...read more ... M&M Monday: Make Images Accessible in PowerPoint
Did you know the new learning management system has a suite of accessibility features?
Learn more about the built-in accessibility checker in Brightspace HTML editor by watching this short video.
BONUS: RSVP to attend the Brightspace Information Launch on December 6th, 2019 at Hammond or Westville.read more ... M&M Monday: Brightspace Accessibility Features
Remember: don’t use color as the only method for conveying information. Students may print out your documents in black and white or have a type of color blindness.
Use the Color Blindness Simulator to check your documents.read more ... M&M Monday: Color Blindness Simulator
Want to engage with your students?
If you have an accessibility project, such as making a ...read more ... M&M Monday: Flipgrid New Accessibility Features!
According to the Purdue Electronic Information, Communication, and Technology Accessibility standard, it is the responsibility of all faculty, staff, and departments to ensure that the digital content they create and share is accessible.
To learn how to make accessible content, view the guides on the OIT Accessibility page.read more ... M&M Monday: Purdue Accessibility Guidelines
PDF forms are a common way to collect information. Switching to Qualtrics online surveys is an easy and accessible alternative.
Check out our Qualtrics site or contact us at email@example.com to learn more!read more ... M&M Monday: Use Qualtrics to Create Accessible Online Forms
Previously our office included a link to a video explaining how to use Navigation Pane in MS Word to support diverse learners by:
Enhancing Document Navigation
Enabling Easy Reorganization of Sections
Some of you were also curious about Researcher. This tool is available for download only on your personal computer. Want to learn more? Contact us at OIT@pnw.edu.read more ... M&M Monday: Clarification on Using Navigation Pane in Word
Use Acrobat Pro to Make Fillable PDF Forms!
Did you know that you can turn your PDF documents into accessible, fillable forms with the click of a button in Adobe Acrobat Pro?
Watch this video to learn how to ...
This makes it easy to re-organize sections in your Word documents and makes them more accessible.
Watch this video to learn more!read more ... M&M Monday: Using Headings & Navigation Pane in Word
PDF forms are a common way to collect information. Switching to Qualtrics online surveys is an easy and accessible alternative.read more ... M&M Monday: Use Qualtrics to Create Accessible Online Forms
Would you like to offer your students multiple opportunities to view your lectures? If you’re in a lecture capture, full lecture capture or active learining classroom, fill out this survey to have OIT schedule Kaltura Classroom recordings.read more ... M&M Monday: Schedule Lecture Capture with OIT
Want to ensure your posts are accessible in Blackboard? Follow this Guide to learn how!read more ... M&M Monday: Make Blackboard Content Accessible
Want to get a jump start on making your PDFs accessible? Run the “Make Accessible Wizard” tool in Adobe Acrobat Pro. Watch this video to learn how!read more ... M&M Monday: Acrobat Pro Make Accessible Wizard
It’s easy to make your Google Slides presentation accessible by adding alt text to images and video. Watch this short video tutorial to learn how!read more ... M&M Monday: Add Alt Text in Google Slides
Use the Voice to Text feature in Google Docs to create documents by speaking into a microphone.read more ... M&M Monday: Type with your Voice in Google Docs
Mechanical Vs. Manual Captions
Purdue Accessibility Policy requires that all video content have captions, but did you know some captions are better than others?
Mechanical Captions are generated by a computer program with 85-95% accuracy where as Manual Captions are created by ...read more ... M&M Monday: All About Captions
Record Your Lectures with Kaltura!
We have a number of classrooms capable of recording your lecture or meeting. Recorded videos diversify instruction to support students who learn best by hearing information multiple times.
Did you know you can also generate mechanical captions to aid ...