Cheryl Todd

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Introduction to ALLY

Ally is a set of tools within Brightspace courses that helps instructors to make course content more accessible by delivering the following functionality: Automatically runs your course materials through an accessibility checker eliminating the need to use multiple checkers and tools. Provides feedback on the accessibility of your course content and guidance on how to …

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Digital Storytelling Project Spotlight – “Women Warriors” and their Callings

For the Fall 2018 semester, Associate Professor of English, Kelly Roberts, Ph.D,  connected the summer reading book, Callings, by David Isay, with a digital storytelling project in her English 111 Principles of Writing course. Instructional Design Specialist Paul Keys, M.Ed, helped Roberts’s students use WeVideo, a cloud-based video editor, to complete their projects. We caught …

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Images – Creating Accessible Course Content

For those of us that are not visually impaired an image can communicate a lot of information without words. However for those that are blind or visually impaired missing “alt text” results in a screen reader delivering the following information to the reader: “image”. This not really helpful if the purpose of the image is to support or illustrate a concept.