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.
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.
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.
Accessible text ensures access for people with low vision to all visual information in books, manuals, PowerPoints, handouts, etc. How? If you’ve ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes, here’s an abbreviated guide to our process for turning textbooks into accessible text.
Five questions to consider when choosing between real-time captioning services TypeWell transcription and CART captioning.
Real-time captioning can be a great alternative to sign language interpreting. Here are the basics of TypeWell transcription and CART captioning.
TypeWell transcription allows transcribers to keep pace with lectures and conversations so that consumers can access communication in real time. But how does it differ from note-taking? What’s its advantage over sign language interpreting?