How do I make my PowerPoints accessible?

PowerPoint has many features built-in that help people with different abilities to read and author documents. In this topic, you learn, for example, how to work with the Accessibility Checker to tackle accessibility issues while you’re creating your PowerPoint presentations.

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Are your PDF Scans Accessible?

This page is intended to be an introduction to PDF Accessibility for faculty. Learning more about creating accessible content is a journey and this is a great place to start!

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Introduction to Kurzweil 3000

Kurzweil 3000 is a comprehensive reading, writing, and learning software solution to assist individuals with learning differences, phonological processing, awareness, vocabulary development, reading fluency, and reading comprehension. Kurzweil supports all areas of reading, fluency, word attack, vocabulary development, and comprehension while allowing the student to choose the text. It allows users to read the web, […]

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How to use UDOIT Cloud in Canvas?

UDOIT Cloud is a course-wide accessibility checker integrated with Canvas from CIDI Labs. This exciting new tool scans your Canvas course, generates a report of accessibility issues that could impact students ability to learn, and provides resources and suggestions for addressing the issues. Use this article to guide you through accessing UDOIT Cloud, running a scan, […]

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What is UDOIT Cloud?

UDOIT Cloud is a course-wide accessibility checker integrated with Canvas from CIDI Labs. This exciting new tool scans your Canvas course, generates a report of accessibility issues that could impact students ability to learn, and provides resources and suggestions for addressing the issues. Watch the video below for an introduction to the tool.  Center for […]

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Providing DSP Testing Information

Do you have students testing in the Disability Services Program (DSP) Testing Center? The clip below is a quick tutorial that shows how faculty can provide testing information for students testing in the DSP Testing Center through the DSP Faculty Accommodate Portal.  Steps to Provide DSP Testing Information: Step 1. Login to the Faculty Accommodate […]

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Canvas: Student Accommodations with New Quizzes

While the official campus-wide deployment at DU is scheduled for December 1, 2021, faculty can enable the New Quizzes functionality in their individual course settings effective immediately. Learn more about New Quizzes v. Classic Quizzes in this feature comparison article. You can add accommodations for a student in New Quizzes. Accommodation settings include adding or […]

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Canvas Accessibility Checklist

While Disability Services Program (DSP) approves academic and non-academic accommodations associated with a student’s disability, medical and mental health condition, faculty are legally responsible for administering many accommodations within the classroom. The OTL and DSP are here to help support faculty and facilitate this process. Throughout this article, you can find our accessibility checklist for designing, building and […]

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How do I set up an alternative test time for Canvas quizzes?

An alternative test time is a time that has a different start or end time than the rest of the class. This can be a helpful strategy when working through student accommodations with exam time and/or if specific students need to take the exam on a different date/time then the rest of the class. You […]

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How do I allow extra time for student accommodations on Canvas quizzes?

These directions will allow you to comply with the additional time requirements that students may need as part of their academic accommodations determined by the Disability Services Program. Step 1. Click into your Canvas course. Step 2. Select Quizzes from the left-side navigation menu. Step 3. Open the Quiz whose time you want to adjust […]

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ZOOM Closed captioning and live transcription

Our DU community ZOOM enterprise license now allows for real-time closed captions and live transcription (see below). Tech Prerequisites Closed captioningZoom desktop client (enter or view captions)Windows: version 3.5 or highermacOS: version 3.5. or higherZoom mobile app (view captions only)Android: version 4.0 or higheriOS: version 4.0 or higherLive transcriptionZoom desktop client for Windows, macOS: version […]

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ZOOM Accessibility Checklist

Last updated on June 13, 2022 Our ZOOM enterprise license at the University of Denver now provides computer generated real-time closed captions and transcripts. This improves the accessibility and user experience for all ZOOM meeting/webinar participants.  Here are a few tips for the various people participating in ZOOM events. As the ZOOM host Here are […]

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How to produce videos that are accessible and improve learning

Here are some tips on how to produce videos that are accessible and improve learning via good design and implementation. The video below illustrates various techniques to reach both objectives. Why is this so important? 1 out of 5 students at DU has self-reported as a person with a disability. 15% of DU student population […]

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Kaltura – Editing Closed Captions

All video and audio files uploaded to Kaltura My Media within Canvas or DU MediaSpace will have an Auto Speech Recognition (ASR) closed caption file. The video owner or editor can edit the closed captions to improve accuracy. Captions should be close to 99% accuracy. This article describes how to edit captions. ASR captions can […]

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Making Video and Audio Content Accessible

This document was created to help faculty and staff members create closed captions or text transcripts for video or audio files.  By law, we must accommodate students that have officially requested course materials to be accessible. In general, designing all course materials to be accessible by all people is best practice. Does DU have a […]

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