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WCMS-hosted page containing the resources for the Creating accessible content for multimedia canvas module.

Overview section of the UDOIT kms article

KMS pull for running a UDOIT scan in Canvas.

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    First half of the Make video and audio accessible article on the kms.

    Structure section of the General guidelines for creating accessible documents.

    Pages section of the Create accessible Canvas sites document on the KMS.

    Expectation section of the Headings article on the KMS.

    Write link text article on the KMS

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      Canvas hints section of the Create accessible Canvas sites article on the KMS.

      Common error section of the About the Universal Design Online Content Inspection Tool (UDOIT) article on the KMS.

      KMS content pertaining to color from the article General guidelines for creating accessible documents.

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          Learn how to fix common accessibility issues in multimedia files.

          Accessibility is everyone's job. It isn't just something that developers add in when they write code. Web content itself needs to be accessible, too. See below for some ways you can make the web content you create accessible to more people.

          Any information that inherently has a sequence or a collection of items should be created as a list. Lists show an intrinsic relationship between distinct, but related, items. Lists can have a specific order (ordered list) or the items logically have no order (unordered list). Ordered lists are sometimes called numbered lists and unordered lists are often called bulleted lists.

          When creating a page, you might want to include a table to help organize important information. And yet, tables can present some accessibility issues.

          Mathematics and STEM content pose unique accessibility issues in Canvas pages. Representing mathematical and STEM equations in an accessible way is crucial to the understanding of some students.

          To help make Microsoft Word documents accessible, use heading styles (located in the style gallery) to add headings and subheadings to structure your content. The heading levels should follow the structure of your document's outline. Appropriate use of heading levels will help those using screen readers to interpret how the page is organized, allowing for quick navigation to different content areas.

          Using styles in Microsoft Word helps keep a consistent appearance for your document, and in some instances will help with document structure (such as headings and subheadings, body text, and so on). When styling text in a Word document, it's best to create a style with the specifications for how text should appear or use a pre-existing style. For existing styles, it's best to change the appearance by editing the style definition as opposed to overriding the appearance. It's important to use the appropriate style for a given text item. Document headings should make use of the heading styles, and body text should make use of the body text styles.

          Individuals who cannot see images in Microsoft Word documents rely on the author to provide alternative text to describe the content of an image. The alternative text used should describe important aspects of the image, but be brief enough to not overburden the user. When a screen reader encounters an image in a Word document, the alternative text will be read out to the user, helping them understand what's going on in the image.

          When you include a list in a Microsoft Word document, create the list using Word's formatting tools, as opposed to typing numbers or dashes to denote list items. Using the list formatting tools helps make the content more accessible for screen readers, and allows the screen reader to determine how many items are in a list.

          In Microsoft Word, it is important to make sure all tables are accessible to those using screen readers. This helps those using screen readers to make sense of the data contained in a table. You should only use a table when it's necessary to convey relationships between pieces of data, and not for layout purposes. When using tables in a Word document, keep them as simple as possible. If necessary, split complex tables into multiple smaller tables. Be sure to designate a header row and use column headings to help describe the data in the table, as well as repeat the column headings on each page the table appears on. You should also ensure the table has alternative text, to describe the contents of the table for those using screen readers.

          Running the Accessibility Checker in Microsoft Word is an essential step in ensuring a document is fully accessible. Using the Accessibility Checker, you can see what elements of your document need attention to make them accessible to all users.

          For an individual with disabilities, much of the success in using course materials depends on how those documents were created. When using Microsoft PowerPoint, it's important to follow a few basic steps to ensure your presentation is readable. For more detailed instructions to implement the principles discussed below, see Microsoft's Make your PowerPoint presentations accessible to people with disabilities.

          Microsoft Excel spreadsheets are perhaps the most common way to share and manage sets of data, but they are not always accessible for people who use assistive technology. Although the text within Excel spreadsheets can be read by assistive technology, the spreadsheet’s more complex sets of information and functions may be difficult for assistive technology to read.

          Once you have an accessible Word document, export it to a PDF in a way that preserves the accessibility features of the document. These features include the heading structure, alternate text for images, and the markup that identifies lists, tables, document language, and any other content relating to the document's accessibility.

          This document contains all known accessibility statements and privacy policies for tools vetted by Indiana University. Link to this document to help students learn more about the accessibility features of the course tools at IU and how those tools help protect their privacy. Providing a link to this document also helps faculty meet Quality Matters standards 6.4 and 8.6.

          If the online materials and/or software provided by a publisher for use in a course are not accessible, the instructor will need to ensure an accessible, equally effective alternate learning experience can be provided for each inaccessible one should an individual with disabilities take the course. While there are processes for accommodating inaccessible course materials, it can be very resource- and time-consuming. Also, the experience will be better for students with disabilities when course materials are accessible to begin with.

          Some people use a keyboard or keyboard emulator to navigate websites. Many assistive technologies rely on keyboard-only navigation. All interactive elements, such as links, buttons, and form fields, need to be usable with only the keyboard and should clearly indicate when they can be activated with the keyboard.

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            Whether you have imported a previous course or are starting from scratch, one of the first things you’ll want to do whenever you have a new Canvas site is to clean up the left side navigation.

            Gives resources for using the Rich Content Editor in Canvas

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              Good link text improves the accessibility of your website by informing your website visitors of the link’s purpose. For the best experience, the text should be descriptive, unique, and concise.

              Details on how to show/activate Modules in Canvas

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                Key links with instructions for adding and removing items from your course sidebar

                Key links with instructions on how to set your Course Home Page in Canvas to a page you have created

                Key links for where to find examples of communicating Canvas course navigation

                Document containing information about accessibility for designers at IU.

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                Improving the accessibility of your Canvas courses Asset List

                Improving the accessibility of your Canvas courses: Pages: 38 total

                WCMS-hosted page containing the resources for the Creating accessible content for multimedia canvas module.

                Overview section of the UDOIT kms article

                KMS pull for running a UDOIT scan in Canvas.

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                  First half of the Make video and audio accessible article on the kms.

                  Structure section of the General guidelines for creating accessible documents.

                  Pages section of the Create accessible Canvas sites document on the KMS.

                  Expectation section of the Headings article on the KMS.

                  Write link text article on the KMS

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                    Canvas hints section of the Create accessible Canvas sites article on the KMS.

                    Common error section of the About the Universal Design Online Content Inspection Tool (UDOIT) article on the KMS.

                    KMS content pertaining to color from the article General guidelines for creating accessible documents.

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                        Learn how to fix common accessibility issues in multimedia files.

                        Accessibility is everyone's job. It isn't just something that developers add in when they write code. Web content itself needs to be accessible, too. See below for some ways you can make the web content you create accessible to more people.

                        Any information that inherently has a sequence or a collection of items should be created as a list. Lists show an intrinsic relationship between distinct, but related, items. Lists can have a specific order (ordered list) or the items logically have no order (unordered list). Ordered lists are sometimes called numbered lists and unordered lists are often called bulleted lists.

                        When creating a page, you might want to include a table to help organize important information. And yet, tables can present some accessibility issues.

                        Mathematics and STEM content pose unique accessibility issues in Canvas pages. Representing mathematical and STEM equations in an accessible way is crucial to the understanding of some students.

                        To help make Microsoft Word documents accessible, use heading styles (located in the style gallery) to add headings and subheadings to structure your content. The heading levels should follow the structure of your document's outline. Appropriate use of heading levels will help those using screen readers to interpret how the page is organized, allowing for quick navigation to different content areas.

                        Using styles in Microsoft Word helps keep a consistent appearance for your document, and in some instances will help with document structure (such as headings and subheadings, body text, and so on). When styling text in a Word document, it's best to create a style with the specifications for how text should appear or use a pre-existing style. For existing styles, it's best to change the appearance by editing the style definition as opposed to overriding the appearance. It's important to use the appropriate style for a given text item. Document headings should make use of the heading styles, and body text should make use of the body text styles.

                        Individuals who cannot see images in Microsoft Word documents rely on the author to provide alternative text to describe the content of an image. The alternative text used should describe important aspects of the image, but be brief enough to not overburden the user. When a screen reader encounters an image in a Word document, the alternative text will be read out to the user, helping them understand what's going on in the image.

                        When you include a list in a Microsoft Word document, create the list using Word's formatting tools, as opposed to typing numbers or dashes to denote list items. Using the list formatting tools helps make the content more accessible for screen readers, and allows the screen reader to determine how many items are in a list.

                        In Microsoft Word, it is important to make sure all tables are accessible to those using screen readers. This helps those using screen readers to make sense of the data contained in a table. You should only use a table when it's necessary to convey relationships between pieces of data, and not for layout purposes. When using tables in a Word document, keep them as simple as possible. If necessary, split complex tables into multiple smaller tables. Be sure to designate a header row and use column headings to help describe the data in the table, as well as repeat the column headings on each page the table appears on. You should also ensure the table has alternative text, to describe the contents of the table for those using screen readers.

                        Running the Accessibility Checker in Microsoft Word is an essential step in ensuring a document is fully accessible. Using the Accessibility Checker, you can see what elements of your document need attention to make them accessible to all users.

                        For an individual with disabilities, much of the success in using course materials depends on how those documents were created. When using Microsoft PowerPoint, it's important to follow a few basic steps to ensure your presentation is readable. For more detailed instructions to implement the principles discussed below, see Microsoft's Make your PowerPoint presentations accessible to people with disabilities.

                        Microsoft Excel spreadsheets are perhaps the most common way to share and manage sets of data, but they are not always accessible for people who use assistive technology. Although the text within Excel spreadsheets can be read by assistive technology, the spreadsheet’s more complex sets of information and functions may be difficult for assistive technology to read.

                        Once you have an accessible Word document, export it to a PDF in a way that preserves the accessibility features of the document. These features include the heading structure, alternate text for images, and the markup that identifies lists, tables, document language, and any other content relating to the document's accessibility.

                        This document contains all known accessibility statements and privacy policies for tools vetted by Indiana University. Link to this document to help students learn more about the accessibility features of the course tools at IU and how those tools help protect their privacy. Providing a link to this document also helps faculty meet Quality Matters standards 6.4 and 8.6.

                        If the online materials and/or software provided by a publisher for use in a course are not accessible, the instructor will need to ensure an accessible, equally effective alternate learning experience can be provided for each inaccessible one should an individual with disabilities take the course. While there are processes for accommodating inaccessible course materials, it can be very resource- and time-consuming. Also, the experience will be better for students with disabilities when course materials are accessible to begin with.

                        Some people use a keyboard or keyboard emulator to navigate websites. Many assistive technologies rely on keyboard-only navigation. All interactive elements, such as links, buttons, and form fields, need to be usable with only the keyboard and should clearly indicate when they can be activated with the keyboard.

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                          Whether you have imported a previous course or are starting from scratch, one of the first things you’ll want to do whenever you have a new Canvas site is to clean up the left side navigation.

                          Gives resources for using the Rich Content Editor in Canvas

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                            Good link text improves the accessibility of your website by informing your website visitors of the link’s purpose. For the best experience, the text should be descriptive, unique, and concise.

                            Details on how to show/activate Modules in Canvas

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                              Key links with instructions for adding and removing items from your course sidebar

                              Key links with instructions on how to set your Course Home Page in Canvas to a page you have created

                              Key links for where to find examples of communicating Canvas course navigation

                              Document containing information about accessibility for designers at IU.

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