Jun 5, 2019
Accessibility 101 & Accessibility 102 (2019 Faculty Conference Presentations)
It’s the law. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a piece of federal civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else. There are two sections of the ADA, section 504 and section 508. Section 504 - making accommodations for students with disabilities, such as giving students extra time on an exam, and providing a ramp for wheelchair access. Section 508 - all course materials must be accessible for all students.
The presentations below were from the May 6, 2019, Baker College Faculty Conference. Meant to be viewed consecutively, they provide an overview with supporting material, of some of the basic accessibility issues in the classroom. You can see how to make Microsoft documents (Word, Powerpoint, etc.) accessible, understand about alt text for images, closed captioning for videos, color contrast, font size, and making descriptive web links.
More information, PD training, and tutorials will be coming in the future, so you can check back with this site.
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