Web accessibility standards can be challenging to understand and implement if you don’t know how to code. WebAIM’s “Web page Accessibility Evaluation tool,” or WAVE, can help. WAVE tests your webpage against web accessibility standards. Then it identifies what you need to fix and explains why. All for free! This post will show you how to use WAVE to make your website more accessible.
Today, hundreds of thousands of Americans use American Sign Language (ASL), but the road to ASL’s acceptance was not smooth.
Kevin Rovegno, one of Strada’s Staff Transcribers, puts his linguistics degree to good use, sheds light on how a transcriber might inadvertently learn a bit of coding, and shares his fave mystery series.
More professors’ questions answered, including how to communicate with your student, how to present audial classroom material in another format, and where to find more information and resources on universal design and accessibility in higher ed. Bookmark the resources section in this post to start learning about access to education for D/deaf and hard of hearing students.
What questions might professors have when a student uses TypeWell transcription in their classroom for the first time? We start with the basics in this post, covering everything from what a transcriber does to how to tweak class discussion to make it more accessible.
It’s easy to get overwhelmed trying to tackle web accessibility. We’re starting with something basic that anyone who writes for a blog or works with a Content Management System (CMS) can implement too — formatting text for web accessibility. Here are five tips you can easily put into practice, even if you don’t know anything about coding.
Leslie Schultz, Strada Tech Support Manager and TypeWell Transcriber, clues us in to some new captioning options for presentations, discusses the future of AI in accessibility, and champions accessibility advocates.
Chanel Carlascio, Strada CEO, reflects on her time at the AHEAD conference 2017, celebrates AHEAD’s 40th anniversary, and highlights two fantastic presentations.
We launched our new newsletter, and we’re pretty excited about it! Access Matters is for access coordinators and access advocates anywhere. Read the first issue and sign up here.
Whether you want to educate, entertain, inform, or be the next viral hit online, video captioning is vital to reaching the widest audience possible. Video captions make videos more accessible for people that are D/deaf or hard of hearing, as well as individuals with English as a second language. Not only that, but video captions are a great way to make your videos SEO-friendly and easily searchable on the internet. Video captioning is the right thing to do, but how do you do it exactly?
In case video captioning seems a little perplexing, here are some DIY captioning suggestions to get you started.