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Creating Accessible Content

Accessibility by the Numbers

Legislation

29.01.04 Accessibility of Electronic Information Resources (TAC 213 & TAC 206)

29.01.03.H0.16 Web Accessibility and Usability

Dear Colleague Letter and Penn State Settlement

University of California Settlement

Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) (Section 508 is based on these guidelines)

Resources

10 Tips for Creating Accessible Content

National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials

Disability Services Faculty Resource Guide

State Resources: Creating Accessible Content

Free Course: “Universal Design and Accessibility for Online Courses”

A Proactive Approach to Accessibility in the Classroom

Accessibility Compliance Checklist for Faculty

"We can't afford to make this content accessible, so we'll eliminate public access": A response to UC Berkeley's decision to remove video and audio content from public view.

Video Captioning Tools

We have a contract with Rev to caption videos at a cost of $1.00 a minute. If you have instructor-created instructional videos you need to have captioned, please contact LearningTech@tamut.edu to request account access to Rev. We can also schedule video captions for you; just sent the name of the course and a list of videos in each module, and we will obtain the links to the videos and request captioning. We can also assist you with integrating the caption files with the videos once we receive them.

For student-created videos, students can utilize the free service provided by Amara.org. This service allows students to play what they hear as they tab their way through their videos. They can also link their YouTube channel to easily modify and sync YouTube-generated captions.

For 3rd party videos, Amara also has a video embed feature that allows you to caption videos you do not own and embed the original video and your captions together on a webpage (such as in Blackboard). We can request captions for 3rd party videos and integrate them with the embedded video using Amara's video embed feature.

Articles of Interest

Online Accessibility a Faculty Duty

ADA Compliance for Online Course Design

The Case for Captioned Lectures

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