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Being ADA Compliant. Beth Case Kentucky Community and Technical College System - Systems Office. Overview. Background Specific Document Types General Accessibility Issues Questions. Disability Laws. Americans with Disabilities Act Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

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Being ada compliant

Being ADA Compliant

Beth Case

Kentucky Community and Technical College System - Systems Office


Overview

Overview

  • Background

  • Specific Document Types

  • General Accessibility Issues

  • Questions

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Disability laws

Disability Laws

  • Americans with Disabilities Act

  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

  • Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act

  • Kentucky Accessible Information Technology Statute

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What does this mean

What Does this Mean?

  • Must be accessible without waiting for student with disability to request services

  • Access, not success, is guaranteed

  • We do the best we can, good faith effort. There may still be students who need something else, but those can be treated on a case-by-case basis.

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Word documents

Word Documents

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Word documents tags

Word Documents - Tags

  • When creating a word document, use formatting tags (i.e. Heading 1, Title, Subtitle) instead of bolding or changing font size.

  • This way, screen readers can tell which phrases are headings or titles and which are part of a paragraph.

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Word documents tables

Word Documents – Tables

  • When inserting tables into your word document, use the table tools provided. This allows the screen reader to know that this is a table.

  • NOTE: use formatting tags inside of the table as well.

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Word documents data tables

Word Documents - Data Tables

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Word Documents - Data Tables

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Word document alternate text

Word Document - Alternate Text

Alternative Text (Alt Text) provides screen readers with text describing the picture.

  • What’s the point that you want the student to get from looking at this picture?

  • Leave out irrelevant details

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Being ada compliant

  • How would you create alt text for this picture if:

  • It’s an ad for a tech school?

  • It’s an ad for a computer company?

  • It’s a clothing ad for men’s shirts?

  • It’s a biography of Keith, a highly successful entrepreneur.

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Word document adding alt text

Word Document – Adding Alt Text

Word 2007:

  • Right click on the picture

  • Click “Size” from the menu

  • In the size window, select the “Alt Text” tab and in the box provided, describe the picture

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Word Document – Adding Alt Text

Word 2010:

  • Right click on the picture

  • Click “Format Picture” from the menu

  • Select “Alt Text” from the list on the left side of the dialog window

  • Add text to the Description box

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Word Document – Adding Alt Text

Word 2013:

  • Right click on the picture

  • Click “Format Picture” from the menu

  • Choose “Format Picture menu” from the sidebar

  • Click “Alt Text”

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Pdf files and journal articles

PDF Files and Journal Articles

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Is it accessible

Is it Accessible?

  • Good example

  • Bad example

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Creating accessible pdfs

Creating Accessible PDFs

  • Create from Microsoft Word

  • Use Formatting Tools (see Word Document section for more pointers)

  • Convert to PDF

    • Plug-in for 2007

    • Acrobat Pro add-in

    • 2013 Save As PDF

    • Print to PDF will NOT work

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Journal articles

Journal Articles

  • Get from Library as HTML

  • Find online in accessible format

  • Use a different article

  • PDF: Image/Scanned - contact Disability Services

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Power point presentations

Power Point Presentations

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Ppt accessible alternative

PPT Accessible Alternative

  • Open PowerPoint Presentation

  • Go to “Outline” view (instead of default: “Slides”)

  • Copy Outline

  • Paste Outline in a Word Document

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PPT Accessible Alternative

  • Add tags and formatting

    • Add slide numbers as Header.

    • Remove “Images” of text (i.e. Word Art): Replace with real text

    • Alt-Text Images

    • Add content where needed

    • Check formatting tags in Word

  • Save Word Document file: link to file as alternative to your presentation

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Audio and video clips

Audio and Video Clips

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Audio and video

Audio and Video

  • Audio:

    • Provide a transcript of the audio presentation (text only)

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Audio and Video

  • Video:

    • Must have synchronized captions

    • Look for videos with captioning

    • Caption in-house videos with Camtasia or YouTube

    • Pressure publishers to provide captioned videos

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Video w o captions

Video w/o Captions

Video is from EducationPortal (http://education-portal.com/)

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Transcript

Transcript

Now let's look at a few more examples of these two important types of graphs. Let's first look at a fascinating bar graph about the best-selling games in the U.S. titled 'Game Crazy.' Which game is the most popular game in U.S. history, and how many units have been sold? Looking at the graph, we can see that Uno has the tallest bar, meaning it is the most popular game. The bar for Uno is almost two million. A good estimate for the number of Uno games sold is 1.9 million.

Which game has sold almost 1.3 million games? Looking at the bar on the left, 1.3 million would almost be between one million and 1.5 million. As I follow a line over between these two values, the Jenga bar appears to be closest to 1.3 million.

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Youtube captions 65 accurate

YouTube Captions65% Accurate

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Youtube captions editing

YouTube CaptionsEditing

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Other things to consider

Other Things to Consider

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Discussion boards chat etc

Discussion Boards, Chat, etc.

  • Discussion Boards

    • Compile summaries

  • Chat Rooms –

    • Chat Log can be available.

    • Moderator regulating the Speed (hand raising)

    • Be aware of those who have difficulty with fast paced typing

  • IM – ask student which program works best for them

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General web accessibility

General Web Accessibility

  • Use of color and color contrast

    Don’t use color as the only way to convey information, such as “items in red are required”.

    Check color contrast with one of the many online tools.

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General Web Accessibility

  • Appropriate Link Names

    Bad: Click here to go to Financial Aid.

    Good: Click here to go to Financial Aid.

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Don t panic

Don’t Panic!

I have too many courses!

I don’t have time!

I have too much on my plate already!

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Make a plan

Make a Plan

  • Good faith effort

  • Prioritize courses

    • Highest enrollment

    • Gateway courses

    • Most complicated

  • Natural updates and revisions

  • Write it down and make it official!

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Best practice

Best Practice

Don’t be afraid to use different types of content, but consider your reasons for using them – images, sound, video, animations, etc. If it isn’t necessary or doesn’t add value, don’t use it.

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Best practice1

Best Practice

If including these things adds to the content – a good reason to do this – then do it. Just make sure you have an accessible alternative so that everyone can benefit from that information.

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Best practice2

Best Practice

Simple is better.

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Contact information

Contact Information

Beth Case

[email protected]

www.bethcase.com

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