Do you have videos in your course or on your website? If yes, then it is best practice to ensure accurate captions have been applied to your video. This post is going to walk you through how to create a caption file using Otter.ai (Opens in new tab). Requires Paid account of http://www.otter.ai Shawn Video … Continue reading How to Create a Caption file using Otter AI
The reading order in PowerPoint is an important criterion for Section 508 and accessibility in general. The reading order will read from the top down, while the arrange panel will read from the bottom up or in reverse order. This step is much easier if you have already used an accessible slide design theme! Video … Continue reading Setting the Reading Order in PowerPoint
Canvas Studio makes it easy to host a captioned video for content that you or someone else has created. This guide explains just how to do it!
Every slide in the slide deck should have a unique slide title. Video Overview Why should I have unique slide titles? People who rely on assistive technology to review presentations will often navigate by the heading or title structure. If you end up converting the document to another format like PDF, the slide titles will … Continue reading Unique Slide Titles and PowerPoint Accessibility
Video Overview What exactly is alternate text? Image Context Special Notes When do I mark an image decorative? So how do I actually apply alternate text to images in PowerPoint? Then, enter a description. Video Overview What exactly is alternate text? Images need accurate descriptions for students who rely on screen readers. Avoid using text-heavy … Continue reading Alternate Text and Decorative Images in PowerPoint
Video Walkthrough PowerPoint Accessibility Best Practices In order for content to be the most accessible to people who use screen readers it is recommended that all content appears in outline view of PowerPoint. Outline view shows a text-based version of the content with your file. Additionally, the outline view offers a snapshot of all of … Continue reading Outline View and Textboxes in PowerPoint
A heading is a style element that affects the structure of the content. Organizing a page by headings assists users with the orientation of the content and design. Typically, headings visually appear larger and more distinct than other text. Using headings and ensuring they are visually apparent is helpful for persons with all disabilities.
This post will walk users through how to apply a theme to a PowerPoint for accessibility purposes.