Resources for Accessibility
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Resources for Accessibility
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- Accessibility Support
- Faculty Development Resources
- Teaching, Learning & Research Resources.
- Open Education Resources & Toolkit
- Accessibility Matters at Kent State
- Provides direct contact information regarding accessible resources and support.
- Digital Accessibility
- Provides information regarding information and communication technology accessibility, training and development for faculty and staff, and resources for making digital content accessible.
- Human Resources – Training and Development
- Provides list of training workshops such as Understanding the American Disabilities Act and Diversity is for Everyone.
- University Libraries Accessibility Resources
- The library guide lists accessible resources and technologies available in the University Library (Kent Campus)
- Website Editing Resources
- Provides web content editors with an accessibility overview of compliance, including correct and incorrect usage examples.
- Inclusive Teaching
- As part of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)’s Preparing to Teach series, this specific session focuses on creating inclusive learning environments.
- Guidelines and best practices for creating accessible digital content.
- Provides practical strategies for addressing accessibility and usability in course design. Includes handouts, training videos, and guidelines for understanding Quality Matters’ Specific Review Standards on Accessibility.
- Includes guides for specific accommodations, training materials on accessibility tools for Microsoft applications, and inclusion toolkits.
- Additional Microsoft Links:
- MS accessibility for education website: https://education.microsoft.com/en-us/resource/0c6e9c42
- MS accessibility features: https://sway.office.com/vAdiAMXOJEQGVbqX .
- PowerPoint with demo links and resources: https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?resid=53C617FAC1BF5355!148320&ithin…
- Demo of Inclusive Math: https://content.cloudguides.com/en-us/guides/Provide%20inclusive%20math…
- Demo of Inclusive Reading: https://aka.ms/InclusiveReadingDemo
- KALTURA Reach
- Provides tutorials and guidelines for using the Kaltura captioning tool for video content.
- Provides resources, strategies, and even training resources on accessibility.
- Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (Do-IT) Center
- Vast repository of resources related to best practices for developing and sustaining an inclusive culture. Includes, handouts, checklists, and reports on guidelines for promoting universal design and accessible content creation.
- Includes tools, simulations, handouts, and video training materials for improving accessibility and inclusion. Links to Section 508 and WCAG Resources.
- Accessibility WCET
- Provides current research, resources, and teaching support for accessibility.
- EDUCAUSE – Accessibility Library
- Includes articles, reports, and useful reports on developing accessible content for online teaching and learning.
- MERLOT OER and Accessibility
- Includes accessible open education resources as well as guides on universal design. Content focuses on the curation of discipline specific accessible online teaching and learning materials.
- BC Toolkit Accessibility
- Provides guidance for creating open and accessible learning materials. This guide is written for the non-technical user.
- The Inclusive Design Guide
- An open, evolving guide to the process of inclusive design.
- The FLOE Inclusive Learning Design Handbook
- Designed to assist content creators in developing adaptable learning objects to accommodate diverse learning preferences.
Digital Accessibility: Document Creation
This workshop shares the basic steps to creating accessible documents in Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and Adobe PDF, that can be processed by assistive technology applications such as JAWS or NVDA, which provide equal access to low vision and blind users.
Web Accessibility Training
Web Accessibility Training includes instruction on how to correctly add content in Drupal which follows Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a federal law requiring our site to be accessible to all people including those with auditory, cognitive, neurological, physical, speech and visual impairments. sight or mobility limitations. Learning how to use Siteimprove to locate and fix accessibility issues is also covered, as well as instruction on how to created web accessible documents for use on the Kent State website.