THIS IS HARD, WE’RE HERE TO HELP

PDA Presentation, Fall 2020

Friday, August 14, 10:15 am - 11:45 am

LINK TO RECORDED VIDEO OF THIS SESSION

PRESENTERS

  1. Kim Starke (Dean, Disabled Student, Programs and Services, Disability Resources)
    Overview, how many DRD students, how this work helps so many students - UDL
  2. Corrine Haverinen (Instructional Accessibility Specialist, Distance Education)
    Basics of Accessible page creation, L-I-S-T (Links, Images, Structure (headings and lists), Tables
  3. Kathy Burton (Faculty, Disability Resources)
    Document Converter
  4. Leila Rand (Web Developer, Information Technology)
    Documents
  5. Corrine Haverinen (Instructional Accessibility Specialist, Distance Education)
    Multimedia, including Zoom recordings archived in 3C, order captions
  6. Debbie Ezersky (Faculty, Disability Resources)
    Tips for Faculty from DRD, UDL

1 Overview

Kim Starkey

An Accessibility Team has been formed to help faculty.

Form to have the Accessibility Team fix accessibility issues on your online course. This is a general form. See also forms on captioning help and help for documents, linked to below.


2 L-I-S-T, the Basics of Accessible page creation

Corrine Haverinen

See more information on these topics on the Simple Accessibility Fixes page.

  • LINKS - create descriptive hyplerlinks
  • IMAGES - add alternative text to images
  • STRUCTURE - provide structure to content by using:
    • Headings - add headings with the right tools to topics on the page in the right hierarchy 
    • Lists - create lists with the right tools 
  • TABLES - designate table header cells for data tables

3 CONVERT DOCUMENTS TO ALTERNATIVE FORMATS

Kathy Burton

CCC DOCUMENT CONVERTER TOOL

Visit a web page set up by the CCC Chancellor's Office to administer the CCC Document Converter tool

Upload a file and choose from available formats. The converted document will be emailed to you.

Available formats include MS Word, PDF, HTML, RTF, CSV, MS Excel.

This tool is especially good for scanned PDFs that are very inaccessible. Using the CCC Document Converter tool, the document can be converted to be compatible with assistive technology.

Example Scanned PDF - Epic of Creation

Converted to PDF, Epic of Creation 

Converted to Word doc, Epic of Creation

Example Scanned PDF - Akkadian Rituals

Converted - Akkadian Rituals

Webinar on Document Conversion

Alternate Media and Document Conversion Solutions webinar


4 Accessibility Practices for Documents

Leila Rand

REQUESTING HELP FOR DOCUMENTS

Form to request help for accessibility of Word, PDF, or PowerPoint files.

Creating an Accessible Word Document tutorial (PDF)

Using Adobe Acrobat Pro DC to Make a Simple PDF Accessible (PDF)

PowerPoint creation #1 Accessibility Practice


5 Multimedia 

Corrine Haverinen

REQUESTING HELP FOR CAPTIONING 

Form to request multimedia captioning or transcript assistance.

TURN ON THE AUTO TRANSCRIPT FEATURE IN ZOOM

When recording a Zoom session that is saved to the cloud, you can have an auto transcript created. These auto transcripts are a good half-measure until better captions can be created. See instructions to turn on the auto transcript feature on the Multimedia Accessibility page.

ORDER CAPTIONS FOR YOUR OWN VIDEOS

Faculty can easily order captions for videos they create by uploading the videos to TechConnect Cloud (also knows as 3C Media Solutions), a platform provided by the CCC Chancellor's Office for storing and delivering media. A form is provided to request captions. See details on how to get a TechConnect Cloud account and order captions on the Multimedia Accessibility page.

More detailed information on TechConnect (3C Media Solutions) is provided on this page.

CAPTIONING FOR VIDEOS ON THE INTERNET

Searching for Content

When placing third-party videos in your course, first search for content with sufficient captions. Note that the vast majority of videos on YouTube have auto-generated captions, which are not sufficient, due to a lack of punctuation.

See a list of recommended sites to search for captioned content and also instructions on how to search YouTube or perform a Google search that will result in well-captioned content.

Streaming Media

SRJC subscribes to two streaming media databases that provide content with captions, Films on Demand, and Kanopy. See more information on how to utilize streaming media in your course.


6 TIPS FOR FACULTY FROM DRD, UDL

Debbie Ezersky

Tip Sheet for Faculty