Accessibility

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Effective Use of Color – Creating Accessible Content

Do you ever have trouble reading text in a document or on a website because there’s not enough contrast between the background and the color of the text? Do you find that the font style or the size is difficult to read?  Does colored text or bolding help you to discern what is important in …

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PowerPoint Accessibility Module

This eLearning module will provide step-by-step instructions and best practices for making your PowerPoint presentations accessible to people with disabilities. When your slides are accessible, you unlock your content to everyone and people with differing abilities can read and use your slides. You learn, for example, how to add alt texts to images so that people using screen readers …

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Working Toward an Accessible Classroom

By creating an accessible classroom, we are building a space for all students to have opportunities for success. This interview with Johnathan Wade from the World Languages and Cultures department highlights some of the successes and challenges in working toward an accessible classroom. Transcript Paul Keys: So today we’re here with Jonathan Wade to teachers …

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Add Extended Time and Accommodations to Brightspace Quizzes and Assignments

Life happens and a student suddenly needs more time on a quiz or paper. No problem! With Brightspace you can add Special Access to any Quiz or Assignment. Special Access allows you to add exceptions for specified students for Assignments and Quizzes. You can change State Date, Due Date, and End Date allow more time …

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Introduction to ReadSpeaker Text-to-Speech Tool

ReadSpeaker is a text-to-speech tool to help facilitate reading and comprehension. For student use, it is integrated directly into Brightspace with a tool for use outside Brightspace. Faculty and staff will all have access for use outside of Brightspace as well. Why get excited about ReadSpeaker? ReadSpeaker is a user-side tool which puts accessibility right …

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Citations, Resource, & Research Roundup – Inclusive Design & Pedagogy

Last updated: 1/21/22 We can’t possibly talk about everything related to inclusive design and pedagogy here on this blog so this is our big list of citations, resources, and research for you to dig in more. Resources are separated by topic so just click a link below to jump to a topic you are interested …

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Accessibility & Inclusion Statement for your Course

Including a diversity statement on your syllabus can set the tone for your classroom environment. It shows students that you value and respect difference in intellectual exchange, and are aware of current campus conversations surrounding diversity (UX Collective). In addition, it is important for professors to set a tone of respect and positive regard at …

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