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Improve Accessibility: Google Documents

Google Documents lack key accessibility functionality and should be used with caution as the software currently is not inclusive to all people. However, some methods exist for you to improve its accessibility.


Posted on Friday, Apr 17, 2015 | Permalink | No Comments


Correcting YouTube Auto-Captions

YouTube auto-captions are often such poor quality that content is not accurately communicated to people who depend on captions such as people who are Deaf and hard of hearing. Auto-captions should be corrected to be precise and provide equal access. A redeeming aspect of auto-captions is that they can be used as a starting point for captioning your own videos. The Multimedia Hub is available to assist you in providing videos inclusive to all.


Posted on Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 | Permalink | No Comments


Improve Accessibility: Think Before You Link

A link that only says "Click Here" or anything else that is very generic such as "follow this link" or "more information" is difficult for some people to use because there's no specific content in that link nor a clear sense of its actual destination. To improve it use meaningful link text. It should describe the result of the user action, not describe the user action.


Posted on Monday, Feb 23, 2015 | Permalink | No Comments


Web Accessibility Training

Here's your chance to learn Web accessibility with instructor-led online courses. The UMD Accessibility Task Force recommends that all UMD developers complete this training, which covers key areas of accessible Web development.


Posted on Thursday, Feb 5, 2015 | Permalink | No Comments


7 Things You Should Know about IT Accessibility

This quick read from EDUCAUSE provides essential information on accessibility, including potential implications and opportunities.


Posted on Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 | Permalink | No Comments


Captioning Video

Do you have video material on the Web or use it in your courses? Are these materials captioned?


Posted on Friday, Nov 14, 2014 | Permalink | No Comments


Is Your Web Site Accessible?

Reminder: the deadline for making legacy University of Minnesota Web pages WCAG AA compliant is approaching.


Posted on Monday, Nov 10, 2014 | Permalink | 1 Comment


New Accessibility Training Video Available

The video "Course Foundations of UX: Accessibility" is available to University of Minnesota students, faculty, and staff via Lynda.com.


Posted on Monday, Oct 20, 2014 | Permalink | No Comments


Web Accessibility Training

Learn Web accessibility with instructor-led online courses.


Posted on Monday, Sep 22, 2014 | Permalink | No Comments


Read&Write Gold Learning Technology Suite

UMD students, faculty and staff have access to Read&Write Gold software, which has the capability to help improve learning for everyone regardless of ability or learning style.


Posted on Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 | Permalink | No Comments