The following sessions will help participants understand accessibility, put it into practice on the job, and support the University’s efforts to ensure accessibility of documents, systems, and communications across campus. Importantly, the skills learned in these workshops will help you realize in your work the University’s commitment to creating a more accessible, inclusive campus
|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.|
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.
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:
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|PowerPoint: Creating and Delivering |
Accessible Presentations in PowerPoint 2016
This workshop is designed for anyone who creates presentation materials using Microsoft PowerPoint. It covers not only making the PowerPoint slide set accessible, but also accessibility considerations when presenting and distributing or posting presentation materials.
Major topics covered include:
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|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.
This session will cover captioning basics including:
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 MS Word 2016 is used for demonstration in this session, the concepts can be applied to any version of Word.
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