Students have a wide variety of how they are engaged…applying universal design to learning and alternatives…everyone can get the curriculum and learning to build flexibility. http://ctfd.sfsu.edu/universal-design-for-learning-online-training-module.htm
he bill is primarily targeted at communications and video equipment manufacturers, video service providers and producers of video content. The act requires that all communications and video programming service or equipment providers must provide services and equipment in an equally accessible manner to ensure compliance with government regulations for accessibility. The act builds on a variety of current pieces of legislation relating to accessibility including Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act amending and extending them as needed.
Though estimates vary, most studies find that about one fifth (20%) of the population has some kind of disability. Not all of these people have disabilities that make it difficult for them to access the internet, but it is still a significant portion of the population. Businesses would be unwise to purposely exclude 20, 10, or even 5 percent of their potential customers from their web sites. For schools, universities, and government entities it would not only be unwise, but in many cases, it would also break the law.
Review the faculty members syllabus and provide the 15 value rubrics – Critical Thinking rubric is the baseline and then integrate another rubric that applies to the course content, in my first advanced designed rubric the civic engagement applies
http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/dss/faculty/universal.cfm Acrobat Reader 6 (full version), Adobe embedded a scaled-down screen reader into the Reader software itself. This scaled-down screen reader (more accurately referred to as a text-to-speech synthesizer) can read aloud the text in nearly all PDF files, even older files that were not created with accessibility in mind. Adobe Reader 7 continues to improve the user's accessibility to PDF files. You are able to customize your preferences more than ever. This article will provide a step-by-step overview of most prominent accessibility features of Adobe Reader 7, including improved control over user preferences and new accessibility settings.
Paragraph headings provide context and a way to navigate documents. By just making your text bold and increasing the font size, a screen reader does not "see" this and therefore does not know the difference between sections. Instead, transforming this text to a heading will allow a screen reader to easily navigate your page and provide accessibility for all.
By ELIZABETH J PYATT http://www.personal.psu.edu/ejp10/blogs/tlt/2009/08/creating-an-accessible-pdf-fro.html http://webaim.org/techniques/acrobat/ http://webaim.org/techniques/acrobat/converting#in_acrobat http://www.csus.edu/accessibility/guides/creating_accessible_pdfs.pdf
Universal Design for Instruction (UDI)A learner centered approach A faculty blueprint for student success Workshop 1: Print documents Marie S. Lewandowski| Center for Online Learning (COL)
Session 1 Objectives:Rationale for Universal Design • Recognize the principles of Universal Advanced Design • Discuss ADA Laws and standards • Identify your learners • Outline learning strategies for success • Summarize how to implement Universal Design for Learning • Devise a teaching blueprint • Assess Universal Design achievements
“The basic idea is that if we designUniversal Design for learning learning environments with a full and natural range of students in mind, we reduce the need for accommodation.”Set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal ∼ Ron Mace, NC State Universityopportunities to learn. UDL provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals,methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone--not a single, one-size-fits-all solution but rather flexible approaches that can be customized andadjusted for individual needs.Inclusive approach – flexibleProactive design that benefits a broad range of learnersInvolves planning & delivery of instructionEvaluates learning by incorporating inclusive attributesThat meet academic standards and meets the needs of a diversity of learners & styles.http://www.cast.org/udl/
ADA Laws & Standards United States, applicable laws include ADA, IDEA, 21st Century Video and Communication Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 504 and Section 508). Many international laws also address accessibility. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines provide an international set of guidelines. They are developed by the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C), the governing body of the web. These guidelines are the basis of most web accessibility law in the world. 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, Obama 2010 – section 255
3 Principles of UDL:Flexible/Multiple MeansI. Representation I. Perception II. Language, expressions & symbols III. ComprehensionII. Action and Expression I. Physical action II. Expression & Communication III. Executive functionsIII. Engagement I. Recruiting interest II. Sustaining effort & persistence III. Self-regulation
Recognition of our Learners: early in design process The major disability categories are: Visual: 3 accommodations needed Blindness, low vision, color-blindness http://webaim.org/articles/visual/blind Hearing: Deafness, cochlear implant, hearing aids http://webaim.org/articles/auditory/auditorydisabilities Motor: Inability to use a mouse, slow response time, limited fine motor control http://webaim.org/articles/motor/ Cognitive: Learning disabilities, distractibility, dyslexia, inability to remember or focus on large amounts of information http://webaim.org/articles/cognitive/ More details: http://webaim.org/intro
Need Student UDIOrigins for UDI Goals UDI Needs Building design Increasingly To Promote that diverse maintain student caters to student student learning & the demographic retention inquiry broadest possible range of users
9 Principles of Universal Design for Instruction Equitable use Instruction is designed to be useful to and accessible by people with diverse abilities. Flexibility use Provide choice in methods of use for all users Simple & intuitive Eliminate unnecessary complexity. Instruction is designed in a straightforward and predictable manner, regardless of the students experience, knowledge, language skills, or current concentration level. Perceptible Instruction is designed so that necessary information is information communicated effectively to the student, regardless of ambient conditions or the students sensory abilities. Tolerance for Instruction anticipates variation in individual student learning error pace and prerequisite skills. Low physical Instruction is designed to minimize nonessential physical effort effort in order to allow maximum attention to learning. Size and space Instruction is designed with consideration for for approach appropriate size and space for approach, reach, and use manipulations, and use regardless of a students body size, posture, mobility, and communication needs. A community of The instructional environment promotes interaction and learners communication among students and between students and faculty. Instructional Instruction is designed to be welcoming and inclusive. climate High expectations are espoused for all students.
Principles of Accessible DesignMost accessibility principles can be implemented easily and will not impact the overall "look and feel" of your website. Provide appropriate alternative text Images need text descriptions screen readers Provide headings for data tables Tables that are used to organize tabular data should have appropriate table headers (the <th> element) Ensure users can complete and submit all forms Ensure that every form element (text field, checkbox, dropdown list, etc.) has a label and make sure that label is associated to the correct form element using the <label> tag. Also make sure the user can submit the form and recover from any errors, such as the failure to fill in all required fields. Ensure links make sense out of context Every link should make sense if the link text is read by itself. Screen reader users may choose to read only the links on a web page. Certain phrases like "click here" and "more" must be avoided. Caption and/or provide transcripts for media Videos and live audio must have captions and a transcript. With archived audio, a transcription may be sufficient.
Session 2: Accessible Documents1. Three Terms used interchangeably Adobe Reader is a free utility that allows2. Adobe: a company; creators of Acrobat. you to read and save, but not edit, PDF3. Acrobat: tool for creating, editing and viewing PDF files. files. http://webaim.org/resources/reader/4. PDF (Portable Document Format created by http://webaim.org/techniques/acrobat/converting Adobe) is a standardize format or type of document.5. The terms Adobe, Acrobat, and PDF are related in the same way as Microsoft, Word, and doc. 1. Acrobat 5 – began tag accessibility 2. Version 6 and 7 more recent accessibility improvements6. MS Word Windows: Office 2003, 2007, 20107. MS Word Mac: Mac OS X 10.1- Office v. X January 9, 2007 10.5 Mac OS X 10.2- Office 2004 January 10, 2012 10.5 Mac OS X 10.4- Office 2008 April 9, 2013 10.6 Mac OS X 10.5- Office 2011 January 12, 2016[30 10.8
How create accessible headings (word) Follow a few simple steps Windows users Paragraph headings provide Word 2007 and 2010 Using the home tab in the top ribbon, select the Select Headings based on Hierarchy appropriate heading Selected in MS Word Styles section Using Sans Serif based fonts that is easily readable. Avoid using red, green, and yellow because of colorblindness. Heading 1: Overall page content Heading 2: Follow Heading 1: subheadings Heading 3: Follow 3, 4, etc w/subheadings Word styles will correspond to H1,H2 tags in HTML Easy & thorough step by step tutorial http://webaccess.msu.edu/tutorials/accessible-word-documents.html
Converting pdfs/tagged headers (Mac) PDF from a Word File on the Mac is sort of a trick question because the tool set is different than that on Windows DO have to purchase the full version of Acrobat Acrobat: Adding Table Headers Open the .pdf file you generated in Acrobat Professional 9. To see if a document is "tagged", open File >> Properties. With Table Editor (video) In the pop-up, there will be a Tagged PDF field at the bottom. If its set to "No," you have to add tags. http://tv.adobe.com/watch/acce Click OK to close Document Properties window. Now go to Advanced >> Accessibility >> Add Tags to ssibility-adobe/acrobat-adding- Document. A processing slide bar will be displayed. table-headers-with-table-editor/ To actually see the effects of tagging, so to Advanced >> Accessibility >> Touch Up Reading Order. How to edit text pdf (video) You should see a pop-up window along with series of gray boxes with numbers in the upper right. The numbers indicate that the http://tv.adobe.com/watch/acrobat-x- order the block will be read in. To add an ALT tag to an image, make sure the Touch Up Reading Order window is active. Then select an image and right-click (or control-click) and select the option to add an ALT tag. Note: Beware of multiple images together. Apparently the PDF conversion merged them into one big image (Sigh).
HTML Heading TagsSimilar to MS Docs <h1> Open tags HTML has hierarchal </h1> bracket defines heading tags <h1> - <h6> closed tags.Heading tags use to define title of web page, subjects, http://www.w3schools.com/tags/tag_hn.asp topics, sub heading, etc...Structure<h1> Subject or Title </h1>
Alternative TagsWhen include image using Structure alt increase web <img src=“img1.jpg accessibility. alt=“Green PSU Logo on white background” />Alt can provide a description of an image.Alt is a attribute extension of an html tag.
Images: Basic protocol alt text Alternative text, as used in this article, refers to the text equivalent for an image, regardless of where that text resides. It does not refer solely to the alt attribute of the image tag. Alt attribute will be used when referring to the attribute itself, which often will, but does not exclusively, contain the alternative text. Every image must have an alt attribute. This is a requirement of HTML standards. Images without an alt attribute are inaccessible Be accurate and equivalent Acrobat: Adding Text Alternatives to Images The first President of the United States, (video) George Washington is often called the "Father of his Country" http://tv.adobe.com/watch/accessibility-adobe/acrobat-adding-text-alternatives-to-images/
Video Captioning: 1 in 5 hearing impairment Captions are text versions of the spoken word. Benefits hard of hearing learners, reinforces content of video and second language Common web accessibility guidelines indicate that captions should be: Synchronized - the text content should appear at approximately the same time Closed captioning, a that audio would be available technique of displaying the Equivalent - content provided in captioned text only when it captions should be equivalent to that of is desired. the spoken word Open Captioning: Open captions include the same Accessible - caption content should be text as closed captions, but readily accessible the captions are a http://webaim.org/techniques/captions/ permanent part of the picture, and cannot typically be turned off
Video Closed CaptioningClosed captioning provide Popular web video suchs synchronize text to video as Youtube provide closed with sound. captioning capability.Closed captioning can be Web development with toggle on or off. the use of web technologyClosed Captioning in can provide closed video is under The 21st captioning capability to Century Communication web videos. Act.
Transcript for Closed Captioning and AudioWhen working closed Audio such as vocal captioning written lecture or music with transcript would be lyrics requires transcript. needed. Transcript can be readTranscript is synchronized through a web browser or to the video through time a printed transcript is codes. provided.
PSU Video options Films on Demand: library Echo 360 Additional programs for purchase Adobe Captivate 6: Import Microsoft® PowerPoint slides and enrich with multimedia, interactive elements and quizzes. Deliver content to virtually any device, including iPads. Catamsia 8 – Techsmith Record your screen to capture PowerPoint slides, software demos, webpages