Three recommendations to assist in your pursuit of accessibility this summer:
- Would you benefit from one-on-one assistance from a Disability Services team member in making your course materials accessible? A limited number of appointments are available in June and July. Visit http://bit.ly/AccessMC to schedule an appointment.
- Hoonuit (previously Atomic Learning on Bb, available via Brightspace) offers many excellent accessibility training videos.
- Login to Brightspace at https://brightspace.meredith.edu
- Open the “Help” pull-down menu (top left)
- Select “Hoonuit Alternate Search”
- Type any of the following into the “Search” field. Once you choose a video, you don’t have to watch the entire video; you may select only the topics that interest you.
- Creating an Accessible Syllabus (22 minutes)
- Word 2010 – Creating Accessible Documents Training (42 minutes)
- PowerPoint 2010 – Creating Accessible Presentations Training (28 minutes)
- Office Suite 2010 – creating Accessible Documents Training (1-1/4 hour)
- Brightspace 10.7 Daylight – Instructor (skim the different modules—e.g. “Adding Course Content” and “Grades”—to determine which will be helpful.)
- Excellent online resources:
Additional free resources for creating accessible content are available from The National Center on Disability and Access to Education here (http://ncdae.org/resources/cheatsheets/).
The Social Security Administration offers a useful 508 Accessibility Checklist at http://bit.ly/SSAMSWord.
Best quote of the month: “What should I do to comply? A good rule of thumb is to make sure all new content you create is accessible from the start. Then, develop a schedule to get existing content into compliance.” (From: The New 508 Compliance Rule – What it Means for Video in Higher Ed)