Recordings of past sessions
|Adobe InDesign: Creating Accessible PDFs from Adobe InDesign||Learn what features are required for a PDF to be considered accessible, and how to ensure that your Adobe InDesign document has these features built-in and mapped correctly for export to an accessible PDF. Note: It is expected that participants are already familiar with InDesign.|
|Accessible Documents||This session is a basic introduction to document accessibility, covering accessibility topics such as recognizable text, good color contrast, descriptive links, and considerations for images and other graphical content. The session also includes a screen reader demonstration and quick tips for Word, PowerPoint, InDesign, and PDFs.||View Accessible Documents Recording|
Learn how Blackboard Ally can help ensure that course content is accessible. Topics include how to interpret your accessibility score, how to fix accessibility issues, and how students can take advantage of the alternative formats provided by Ally.
|ICT Accessibility Policy Overview and Resources||This session provides background on the Syracuse University ICT Accessibility Policy, the legal landscape and local impact, defines accessible IT, and provides an introduction to the various types of disabilities and assistive technologies in use on campus. It also provides five IT accessibility tips that participants can start doing immediately to make their content more accessible.||View ICT Accessibility Policy Overview and Resources Recording|
Mobile Accessibility: Applying WCAG Standards to Mobile Apps
In this session we will look at how WCAG guidelines are applied to mobile applications, and explore testing techniques for iOS and Android devices.
Note: It is expected that participants have already attended one of our Web Accessibility Testing sessions or are already familiar with WCAG guidelines and web accessibility testing techniques.
|PDFs: Evaluating and Repairing with Adobe Acrobat DC|
This session will cover the basics of PDF remediation in Adobe Acrobat DC including:
|View Evaluating and Repairing PDFs Recordings|
|PowerPoint: Creating Accessible Presentations|
This workshop is designed for anyone who creates presentation materials using Microsoft PowerPoint. Major topics covered include:
|Creating Accessible PowerPoint Presentations|
|Screen Reader Essential Training for Web Accessibility Testers|
The WCAG 2.x A and AA Manual Evaluation form used by Syracuse University staff for testing web sites and web applications includes a number of checkpoints that are best tested using a screen reader. These lessons cover the relevant checkpoints as well as a recommended testing technique with the corresponding JAWS/NVDA/VoiceOver keystrokes.
Note: These lessons are not intended to be a comprehensive introduction to the JAWS, NVDA, or VoiceOver screen readers.
|Social Media and Email Accessibility|
This session will cover the accessibility issues encountered by users of social media and strategies for creating social media content that is as accessible as possible to people with disabilities. We will touch on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other popular platforms. We will also discuss email accessibility and techniques for optimizing your email for maximum accessibility.
|Stories of Inclusive Technology||These videos from Colorado State University address the growing need to make electronic content inclusive and usable for all users, including students who use assistive technology, students without disabilities who prefer to access content in alternative ways (like text-to-speech or an audio recording), and instructors who discover that inclusively designed documents are more useful, and easier to build and update. In each video, speakers tell their stories of inclusion and exclusion, helping viewers understand their specific challenges. Students and faculty recount their experiences living with disabilities, using assistive technology, and building inclusive design solutions.||View Stories of Inclusive Technology Playlist|
|Video Captioning Basics||This session will cover video captioning terminology, guidelines, and tips for do-it-yourself captions as well as options for outsourcing.||View Video Captioning Basics Recording|
Web Accessibility Testing
This session will cover techniques for testing websites for accessibility. Topics include:
|Word: Creating Accessible Documents in Microsoft Word|
This session will cover the process of creating accessible documents in Microsoft Word. Topics include:
Note: Although Office 365 Win/Mac is used in this session, the concepts can be applied to any version of Word.
|Creating Accessible Documents in MS Word|