Accessible Multimedia

Video and audio content can help to make web pages and course curriculum more engaging. However, they can also erect barriers unless delivered with accessibility in mind. When delivering video content, you must consider the following accessibility issues: Some people are unable to hear audio. Therefore, audio content such as audio-recorded lectures or podcasts must […]

Accessible Documents

The following best practices are provided to help you maximize the accessibility of your documents.  The resources available support both faculty and staff creating materials for the public.  Each resource listed below links to a how-to page.  Each page also provides a printable cheatsheet for reference. Microsoft Products Microsoft Word Microsoft Word is currently the […]

Accessibility Checker Available in Brightspace

HTML Editor If you are using the HTML editor to create a new file or to edit a previously created file, you can locate the accessibility checker tool in the bottom right corner of the editor.  Here it is located with spell checker, HTML Source Editor, Preview, and Toggle Fullscreen. Using the Accessibility Checker The Accessibility […]

Brightspace Web Page Accessibility Checklist

Use A Template The best thing you can do to make your Brightspace web pages accessible, is to use the template pages provided in your course development shell, to create new pages for your course. Use the font size and style provided in the template. Check the Following Elements and Ensure They are Accessible Headings […]

Evaluating Web Content for Accessibility

Not sure if the webpages you are using in your course are accessible?  Maybe you are trying to use HTML in your Brightspace courses.  Check out WAVE, a Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool created by WebAIM.  WAVE is a great tool for web developers, but if you aren’t building a website or webpage, you can still […]