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How to Print Homework/Quizzes/Tests in MyMathLab

Purpose of this Article You may get contacted by ACCESSibility Services on behalf of a student in your course, asking you to print out Assignments/Homework/Tests from your MyMathLab course. This article will demonstrate how to do this. Accessing MyMathLab This part is simple. Access your Course’s Homepage in PPCC Online (D2L), and then click on … Continue reading How to Print Homework/Quizzes/Tests in MyMathLab

Overview on Open Educational Resources

What are Open Educational Resources (OER)? Open Educational Resources (OER), can be defined as: Educational Materials that are freely accessible and openly licensed, allowing users to adapt, share, or use; with limited or no restrictions. There are several other possible definitions, but the main takeaways are that they have to be: Free – This means … Continue reading Overview on Open Educational Resources

Word Accessibility Overview

General Accessibility Concepts Creating accessible Word files follows many of the same principles as techniques as creating accessible PowerPoint or Excel files: Descriptive Hyperlinks Adding ALT Text to Images/Charts Creating Accessible Tables Not using color alone to convey meaning or emphasis Headings Use the built-in Accessibility Checker Word Specific Concepts Due to Word being unique … Continue reading Word Accessibility Overview

Creating Transcripts for Audio Files

What is a Transcript? Transcripts are text-based accounts of the spoken word in a video or audio file, that also contain descriptions of sound effects, music or any additional explanatory content presented in audio. They also include any non-audio content that is only displayed in a visual format (for videos only). So, for example in … Continue reading Creating Transcripts for Audio Files

PowerPoint Accessibility Overview

General Accessibility Concepts Creating accessible PowerPoint files follows many of the same principles as techniques as creating accessible Word or Excel files: Descriptive Hyperlinks Adding ALT Text to Images/Charts Creating Accessible Tables Not using color alone to convey meaning or emphasis Structure Use the built-in Accessibility Checker PowerPoint Specific Concepts Due to PowerPoint being unique … Continue reading PowerPoint Accessibility Overview

Reading Order in PowerPoint

Reading Order Because of how PowerPoint renders content, it is possible that users with a screen reader can read your content in a different order then what is visually displayed. This is called Reading Order, which is the order in which content is actually read to a user. You can easily change the reading order by … Continue reading Reading Order in PowerPoint

Finding Captioned Videos on YouTube

Using the “CC” Filter Searching for videos that have captions on YouTube, can be done by completing the following steps: Enter your keywords in the search bar and hit enter. Click on the Filter option button. Click on the Subtitles/CC filter option. You will now only see videos, where the captions have been edited by a person. … Continue reading Finding Captioned Videos on YouTube

How to Caption Videos

Base Guidelines to Captioning As discussed earlier, captioning is the process of converting audio content into a text format that is displayed on the screen of a video while it is playing. Captions need to be: Synchronized – Meaning the text appears at approximately the same time as the audio content it corresponds to. Equivalent … Continue reading How to Caption Videos

Video Accessibility: Captions

What are Captions? Captions are an integral part of video accessibility and need to have the following criteria: Synchronized – the text content should appear at approximately the same time that audio would be available Equivalent – content provided in captions should be equivalent to that of the spoken word Accessible – caption content should be readily accessible … Continue reading Video Accessibility: Captions

Excel Accessibility

Basic Principles The following is a list of some basic principles of creating accessible Excel files: Do not use color alone to convey meaning and make sure all font/graphics have proper contrast. Perform a spellcheck. Provide descriptive titles for your tables and worksheets. Mark row and column headers for your tables. Avoid using blank cells, … Continue reading Excel Accessibility