August 12th-15th, 19th-22nd 12:00-12:30pm

131 Bunnell or Virtual via Zoom

Join the UAF eCampus Designers for Growing Accessibility, an eight-day series of short sessions focused on ways to immediately integrate accessibility into your workflow. 

Sign in using this form during the event. Your registration for each session will enter you in a drawing for a research tool on the last day of the event!

Presenters

eCampus Learning Design Coordinator:
Heidi Olson

eCampus Instructional Designers:
Janene McMahan
Sean Holland
Clara Noomah

Monday, Aug. 12 – Squash Confusion with Document Structure

Learn how to use heading structure to make your documents more accessible as well as get an automatically generated table of contents.

Presenter: Sean Holland, Instructional Designer

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Watch the Zoom recording of this session (17 min).

 

Tuesday, Aug. 13 – Peas, Write Alt-Text for Images

See exactly how to add alt-text to images inside of Blackboard, Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Microsoft Word, and other tools like WordPress and OUCampus.

Presenter: Janene McMahan, Instructional Designer

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Watch the Zoom recording of this session (36 min).

Wednesday, Aug. 14 – Asparagus the Excuses: Make Your Own Captions

People love captions for all sorts of reasons. If you’re interested in creating and uploading video, take a moment to learn about your captioning options here at UAF.

Presenter: Clara Noomah, Instructional Designer

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Watch the Zoom recording of this session (23 min).

Thursday, Aug. 15 – Start Sprouting Accessible PDFs

Use Microsoft Word or Google Docs to create and export accessible tagged PDFs. Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 provides recommendations on making content accessible; doing so makes your document more useful for everyone.

Presenter: Janene McMahan, Instructional Designer

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Watch the Zoom recording of this session (29 min).

Monday, Aug. 19 – Endive into an Accessible Google Drive

From scanning your entire drive for accessibility issues to guiding you through a single document to exporting fully accessible PDFs, you can use UA’s license of Grackle Docs for Google Drive to make all of your Google hosted content accessible.

Presenter: Sean Holland, Instructional Designer

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Watch the Zoom recording of this session (26 min).

Tuesday, Aug. 20 – Turnip Blackboard’s Accessibility with Ally

Ally for Blackboard has two functions. The first is to help you evaluate your Blackboard course and makes suggestions to help you make your content more accessible. The second is to provide alternate formats for users. See how both of these features work to make better learning opportunities.

Presenter: Sean Holland, Instructional Designer

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Watch the Zoom recording of this session (30 min).

Wednesday, Aug. 21 – Tomayto – Tomahto: Give Users Options with Texthelp’s Read & Write

Read & Write is an accessibility suite from Texthelp that allows users to interact with web content in more accessible ways. Learn how the online experiences of you and others can benefit from access to this tool.

Presenter: Sean Holland & Clara Noomah, Instructional Designers

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Watch the Zoom recording of the session (27 min).

Thursday, Aug. 22 – The Rad-ish World of Assistive Technology

See with your tongue? Click with your eyes? The Future is NOW in the world of Assistive Technology! Take a peek into the world of amazing tools used and developed by people with disabilities.

Presenter: Clara Noomah Instructional Designer

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Watch the Zoom recording of this session (30 min)

Slides