In 2016, Wichita State entered an agreement with the National Federation of the Blind. The requirements of that agreement include mandatory annual accessibility training on the ADA and issues associated with accessibility. Last year, the mandatory training was called “Ability Ally.” This year, the training is different.
It is important to ensure the Acrobat DC security settings permit access to the document by assistive technology. Verify that the Acrobat DC or Acrobat Reader DC security settings do not prohibit access by assistive technology by checking the Security tab of the Document Properties dialog. Locate “Properties” in the File menu and select. Select
To find potential issues related to fonts or white space, review your slides for areas that look crowded or illegible. To adjust font / size / style / color: Select your text. Select the Home tab. In the Font group, which provides options for font type, size, style, and color, select your formatting choices. Source: Microsoft
The Accessibility Checker helps you find and fix accessibility issues, just like Spell Checker tells you about possible spelling errors. The Accessibility Checker shows you a report of the issues it finds, and explains why each issue might create a problem for someone with a disability. Finally, it tells you how to fix the issue. Fixing
The Accessibility Checker tool finds accessibility issues in your Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, Outlook emails, and PowerPoint presentations. The tool generates a report of issues that could make your content difficult for people with disabilities to understand. Accessibility Checker also explains why you should fix these issues and how to fix them. Start Accessibility Checker
To help ensure that your Office files are accessible, use the Accessibility Checker, a free tool available in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on Windows or Mac. It finds accessibility issues and explains why each might be a potential problem for someone with a disability. It also offers suggestions to resolve each issue. Use the Accessibility Checker in
Continuing our look at accessibility challenges, we look at inaccessible external websites, strict time constraints on exams, unclear or non-descriptive course content, and course content without proper headings and styles for navigation.
In part 1 of our look at accessibility challenges, we examine unclear navigation or inconsistent course designs, audio content without a transcript or text alternative, unclear or not meaningful links, images with no alternative text, colors used for instructional purposes, and videos without captioning.
Since accessibility continues to be at the forefront of conversations in education, it is important to discuss accessibility challenges that are encountered. One such challenge is found in the lack of alt tags for images in PowerPoints and PDFs. When assistive technology is used, images without alt tags are difficult to decipher and any educational value can be lost. This leaves the individual with an unequal opportunity for learning.