Web and Digital Accessibility Issues in Education

Kim Ashbourne's MA research hub

PowerPoint Presentation: Reframing web accessibility for educators July 14, 2020 presentation to MEd cohort for EDCI 565

This version of the PowerPoint has a number of accessibility errors. To see them, use your accessibility checker. This version of the PowerPoint has had the accessibility issues addressed. Check how issues were resolved by comparing to the first. Note:… Continue Reading →

Draft content for a content accessibility checklist flow chart

In process… coming soon 😉

How-to Videos for Educators: Creating Accessible Word files

It can be challenging to find good tutorial-style videos for how to create accessible content. WORD The BrightSpace site offers one of the best video series for an educator-audience. The series is from 2016 so features may display differently, depending… Continue Reading →

FAQ: What is the difference between captions and transcripts?

Easy to understand answers about digital accessibility can be hard to come by. These FAQ posts offer short answers and my go-to sources for detailed explanations. The short answer: The short answer is that captions (closed and open) are used… Continue Reading →

Web/Digital Accessibility Literacy Skills

The seven writing strategies recommended by the WAI can be found repeatedly in technology and compliance literature, however, they are not categorized or engaged with as literacy skills. And technology and compliance literature often lacks the contextual information that would… Continue Reading →

FAQ: I’m not a website designer. How can I make my site accessible?

It’s important to remember that web accessibility is determined by multiple factors. Developers and designers are responsible for building web accessibility into the code and design of a web site. Content creators – educators and students included – are responsible for seeking… Continue Reading →

FAQ: What can educators do to make LMS-housed courses web accessible?

Whether you use a Learning Management System (LMS) to support face-to-face, blended or fully online courses, there are three things you need to know about making the course digitally accessible. 1. Find out what the accessibility features and challenges are… Continue Reading →

Text to Speech Resources

Text-to-speech (TTS) technology can be used by anyone to read-aloud the text displayed on their desktop and mobile devices. Why use TTS? There are many reasons why someone might use a text to speech tool. I currently have a double… Continue Reading →

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