Accessibility

Mobile App Accessibility Workshop

October 25, 2018, 10:00am
Workshop to provide campus mobile developers with information on how to consider and account for accessibility when developing apps. Lucy Greco from the Web Access team will be facilitating a fun interactive workshop on how to make sure your apps are accessible and useful to everyone.
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Inclusive Design Demonstration with Ally

October 24, 2018, 1:00pm
You are invited to a demonstration of a new inclusive design tool, called Ally, which seamlessly integrates into bCourses to help your students work with your digital course content. For a brief overview of the product, please watch the Blackboard Ally for courses video.
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Accessible Microsoft Powerpoint Documents

October 5, 2018, 9:00am
Learn the basics of creating accessible Powerpoint presentations. No previous experience necessary!
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Accessible Adobe Acrobat Documents

October 1, 2018, 9:00am
Learn the basics for creating accessible PDF files.
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Accessible Microsoft Word Documents

September 17, 2018, 9:00am
Learn the basics of "remediating" your course content using tools built right into Microsoft Word.
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Course Content Accessibility

Support, guidance, and tools are available to help faculty ensure that their course content is accessible to all students. 

More info: Access content website and Introduction to Course Accessibility

Support: Email

Introduction to Ally (Accessibility Tool)

August 10, 2018, 1:30pm
In an effort to improve the accessibility of online course content, we are piloting the Ally tool to bCourses this Fall semester. With Ally, course documents such as PDF PPT, and DOC files are automatically converted to alternative file types such as HTML, EPUB, electronic braille or MP3 (audio). Besides assisting students with declared accessibility issues, access to these alternative formats will also help English language learners and those with undiagnosed disabilities by enabling all students to download materials that best match their learning styles. In addition to providing multiple file types for learners, the Ally tool also rates instructor uploaded files and provides an accessibility score using indicators next to the uploaded course documents. The better the score, the better the automatic conversion to alternative media. Instructors, GSI's and staff are welcome to attend this informational meeting. Bring your laptops if you are interested in hands-on experience with the tool.
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DSP Open Forum for Faculty: Administering Accommodations

July 12, 2018, 3:00pm
DSP is hosting a series of three open forums for faculty this summer. This will give us an opportunity to both share information with faculty and also get feedback from faculty to help us improve our processes. This second forum will focus on the administration of accommodations including attendance accommodations and deadline accommodations.
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2018 Resource Fair Recap and Resources

April 15, 2018

In case you missed this year's Teaching and Research Resource Fair, here are some pictures and handouts from presenters, as well as the full schedule of events (click images below to enlarge).

Media-Rich Content: Towards a Purposeful Pedagogy

March 12, 2018, 4:00pm
Why do we use or create media-rich content in our classes? What are the pros and cons for student learning? How do we obtain or publish these materials ethically, legally, and in ways that protect our students? In this dialogue, we'll explore sources available to Berkeley instructors and talk about privacy, fair use, and issues of access. Come join in the discussion and help us build a resource list that can be shared widely with other faculty.
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