DEI-AB Teaching Resources
Accessible Syllabus (Anne-Marie Womack, Tulane University) – Suggestions for how to make your syllabus accessible to all. Includes suggestions for effectively using pictures and text, ways to use positive rhetoric and connect course policies to course content.
Inclusion by Design: Survey Your Syllabus & Course Design (Ed Brantmeier & Andreas Broscheid, James Madison University; Carl S. Moore, University of the District of Columbia) – A worksheet designed to help instructors understand the breadth of inclusion in their teaching practices.
Making Microsoft & Adobe Documents Accessible
Accessibility via PowerPoint (by Michael Urban, University of New Haven) – In this video, Professor Michael Urban demonstrates the tools to make PowerPoint presentations accessible to all learners. He demonstrates how to use subtitles, AltText and the built-in accessibility checker. Dr. Urban has also made the presentation slides available to review.
Accessibility via Adobe & Microsoft Office (by Michael Urban, University of New Haven) – In this video Dr. Urban demonstrates how to make a PDF handout of PowerPoint slides accessible by using Microsoft Word’s accessibility checker.
Make your PowerPoint presentations accessible to all learners (Microsoft Office Support) – This guide provides instructions on how to make presentations that are suited for all audiences. It includes a list of “best practices” including tips for using links, arranging content, choosing color/text and more.
Make your Excel documents accessible to all learners (Microsoft Office Support) – Lean how add “Alternative Text” to your excel documents so they are easily understood by people using screen reading software. This article also introduces Microsoft’s built-in Accessibility Checker.
Supporting Low Vision/Blind Students
A Guide to a Successful College Experience (by Ardis Bazyn, Reposted with permission from the American Council of the Blind) – This is a comprehensive guide covering many aspects of the college experience to support blind students in having a successful college experience.
Colour Contrast Analyzer – The Colour Contrast Analyser (CCA) helps to determine the legibility of text and the contrast of visual elements, such as graphical controls and visual indicators.
SensusAccess – This service allows students, faculty, staff and alumni to automatically convert documents into a range of alternate media including audio books (MP3 and DAISY), e-books (EPUB, EPUB3 and Mobi), and digital Braille.
Perkins School for the Blind Blog & Resources – Perkins eLearning offers a large information bank of blogs, activities, teaching resources and more for supporting blind & low-vision students.