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Tri-C Supported Technologies Accessibility Statements

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The links below provide you with the accessibility statements for technologies that are commonly used by faculty at Tri-C. These statements were created by each vendor and not by Tri-C. As recommended in the Online Accessibility Compliance Checklist, these statements should be added to faculty course sites and the technologies used with accessibility in mind. If any technology used in a course is inaccessible, instructors should identify potential alternatives.

Suggested adjustments and/or alternatives for students with visual or hearing impairments are listed for each technology.

Adobe Captivate:

http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/compliance/adobe-captivate-5-section-508-vpat.html

Visual Impairments

Hearing Impairments

  • Set your screen to a lower resolution (e.g. 1024×768) so elements appear larger.
  • Provide audible descriptions of on-screen actions and images.
  • Provide a transcript for the recording.
  • When appropriate, use the zooming features to highlight screen elements.
  • Provide written descriptions of on-screen actions and images.
  • When possible, use Closed Captioning capability to sync transcript with recording. If not, provide a transcript for the recording.

Audacity:

http://manual.audacityteam.org/index.php?title=Accessibility

Visual Impairments

Hearing Impairments

  • Use “ALT tags” if embedding audio player.
  • Provide written descriptions of on- screen actions and images.
  • Provide a transcript for the recording

Blackboard:

http://www.blackboard.com/Platforms/Learn/Resources/Accessibility.aspx

Camtasia Relay:

http://www.techsmith.com/accessibility.html

http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-camtasia-relay-caption-editor.html

Visual Impairments

Hearing Impairments

  • Use “ALT tags” if embedding audio player.
  • Provide written descriptions of on- screen actions and images.
  • Provide a transcript for the recording or use the captioning profile for new recordings.

Camtasia Studio:

http://assets.techsmith.com/Docs/VPAT-CamtasiaStudio-8.pdf

Visual Impairments

Hearing Impairments

  • Set your screen to a lower resolution (e.g. 1024×768) so elements appear larger.
  • Provide audible descriptions of on-screen actions and images.
  • Provide a transcript for the recording.
  • When appropriate, use the zooming features to highlight screen elements.
  • Provide written descriptions of on-screen actions and images.
  • When possible, use Closed Captioning capability to sync transcript with recording. If not, provide a transcript for the recording.

iTunes University:

http://www.apple.com/accessibility/

Visual Impairments

Hearing Impairments

  • Provide audible descriptions of on-screen actions and images.
  • Use “ALT tags” if embedding audio player.
  • Provide written descriptions of on- screen actions and images.
  • Provide transcripts for all audio and video content

Jing:

http://download.techsmith.com/camtasiastudio/docs/CamtasiaStudio508.pdf

Visual Impairments

Hearing Impairments

  • Use “ALT tags” if embedding audio player.
  • Provide a transcript for the recording

Prezi:

Prezi is not ADA or 508 compliant because it will not work with a screen reader.

Visual Impairments

Hearing Impairments

  • Provide an accessible format PowerPoint Presentation with the same information.
  • Provide transcripts for any audio or video content.

Respondus:

http://www.respondus.com/products/accessibility.shtml

Visual Impairments

Hearing Impairments

  • Use “ALT tags” if for images and videos.
  • If audio is used, provide a transcript for the recording.
  • If video is used, provide a transcript for the recording and description of visuals.

Respondus LockDown Browser:

http://www.respondus.com/products/accessibility-lockdown.shtml

Visual Impairments

Hearing Impairments

  • Respondus LockDown browser locks down the testing environment for students.
  • An alternate format may be necessary.
  • Respondus LockDown browser locks down the testing environment for students.
  • An alternate format may be necessary.

Skype:

https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA12371/what-­‐accessibility-­‐features-­‐are-­‐available-­‐for-­‐skype

Visual Impairments

Hearing Impairments

  • May work with screen readers and third party software to have student participate in a verbal exchange.
  • An alternate method of communication may be better suited if the student is blind.
  • Works well as a chat device, however, would not be a good choice when trying to communicate with a hearing impaired student unless they state in writing they are comfortable with this software/service.

SoftChalk:

http://softchalk.com/products/softchalk/accessibility

Visual Impairments

Hearing Impairments

  • Provide descriptive “Alt” tags for all images. Those that are decoration and do not contribute to the material, write “null.”
  • Provide text descriptions for embedded content.
  • Avoid red/green and blue/yellow color combinations.
  • Provide descriptive “Alt” tags for all images. Those that are decoration and do not contribute to the material, write “null.”
  • Provide text descriptions for embedded content.
  • Use written feedback in place of audio feedback sounds.
  • Provide transcripts for all audio and video content

StudyMate:

http://www.respondus.com/products/accessibility.shtml

Visual Impairments

Hearing Impairments

  • Use “ALT tags” if for images and videos.
  • If video is used, provide a transcript for the recording and description of visuals.
  • Publish in Flash and “Alternative Text”, as “Alternative Text” activity option to create a webpage of activity. (Settings > Other Settings tab)
  • If audio is used, provide a transcript for the recording.
  • If video is used, provide a transcript for the recording and description of visuals.
  • Publish in Flash and “Alternative Text,” as “Alternative Text” activity option to create a webpage of activity. (Settings > Other Settings tab)

Voki:

Voki does not have an accessibility statement.

Visual Impairments

Hearing Impairments

  • Provide a transcript for a screen reader.
  • Provide a transcript for a screen reader.

VoiceThread:

https://voicethread.com/about/features/accessibility/

Visual Impairments

Hearing Impairments

  • Provide transcripts for all audio and video files and encourage other students to do the same.
  • VoiceThread offers many ways to meet the needs of all students when commenting, but may not be the best tool if requiring a student to respond to others because you can not control the accessibility of comments.
  • Provide transcripts for all audio and video files and encourage other students to do the same.
  • VoiceThread offers many ways to meet the needs of all students when commenting, but may not be the best tool if requiring a student to respond to others because you can not control the accessibility of comments.

Wimba Pronto:

http://www.wimba.com/assets/resources/WP_Accessibility.pdf

Visual Impairments

Hearing Impairments

  • Wimba Pronto 2.1 is fully keyboard accessible and provides accessible names, descriptions, types, and state information for each of its software controls.
  • Wimba Pronto 2.1 is fully keyboard accessible and provides accessible names, descriptions, types, and state information for each of its software controls.

WordPress:

http://en.support.wordpress.com/accessibility/

Visual Impairments

Hearing Impairments

  • Fonts should be of a readable size and sufficient contrast.
  • Avoid Red-green and blue-yellow color combinations.
  • Descriptively name external links.
  • Avoid placing too much content on one page.
  • Provide written descriptions for all embedded content, audio and video.
  • Provide transcripts for all audio and video content.

 

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