Carolyn is joined this week by Dr. Jennifer Stone from the College of Education. Jennifer is a passionate advocate of universal design for learning and has some good ideas and thoughts about making your courses accessible. In the podcast she mentions W3 [https://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/accessibility.php], and their site could be very helpful to you.
The first day of spring has come and gone and—though Kansas weather may or may not have gotten the memo—baseball season is here, flowers are blooming, cotton trees are preparing to wreak havoc upon unsuspecting victim’s allergies, and it is time for spring cleaning. Time to bust out the broom, the vacuum cleaner, the mops, and maybe some face masks and allergy pills for all that dust. I can almost hear the sounds of people cheering and booing from here.
In order for courses to be accessible to all learners in Blackboard, images should have accompanying alt tags. Learn how to add alt tags to new or existing images in Blackboard with this short video.
Created and produced by Wichita State’s Instructional Design and Technology team, this brief video shows students how to turn on Closed Captioning in YouTube.
Getting closed captioning into a video you create can be very easy if you take advantage of the YouTube tool that automatically generates closed captioning. Once you do this, remember to edit your closed captioning before your video gets seen by students.
Even if you spoke very clearly, the automatic closed caption tool in YouTube can only do so much. It is critically important to take a look at the closed captioning on any video you upload to YouTube and go the extra mile and edit what is there. If you would like to address problems with closed captioning on YouTube videos you did not create, please contact the Instructional Design and Technology office.
Whether a student requests an extension or has an ADA letter requesting more time to take a test, you are likely to find yourself needing to edit your test settings for an individual student at least once a term.