• Technology Overview of How to Build it Accessibly How to Check if it is Accessible
    Google Docs
    • Make sure to use heading styles when creating your Google Doc
    • Creating a PDF file directly from a Google Docs is not recommended
    • There will be some users who will not be able to edit online documents, plan for this.
    • Exporting a Google Doc as an MS Word Document is a good idea for a read-only version
    • To check ffor Accessibility download the Google Doc as a MS Word document. Use the Check Accessibility tool in Word to review any errors that need to be corrected.
    Google Sheets    
    Google Slides    
    Google Sites
    • only insert text, links, lists, and images (with alternative text)  into Google Sites
    • tables and other embedded objects cannot be made fully accessible
    • PLAN on some users not being able to edit content within Sites
    • Follow the same process as “Web Pages”.
    • use MathType to help you write your equations in either the MathML, LaTeX, or TeX formats
    • use MathJax to insert those equations into Web pages
    • If you are delivering then in Microsoft Word, when you edit the equation in Word, the MathType equation editor should load.
    • If you are delivering them in a Web page, when you control click on the equation you should see an option for “About MathJax”.
    • online recordings can be made fully accessible by adding captions
    • the media player for recordings is accessible
    • Note: some content presented in the video may need to be repurposed in a textual format for people with visual impairments.
    • Mediasite’s interface is accessible.
    • You should be able to view captions.
    Microsoft Excel
    • specify column headers
    • DO NOT use blank cells for formatting
    Microsoft PowerPoint
    • use built-in slide layouts
    • add alternative text for images
    • DO NOT save as a Web page
    Microsoft Word
    • use heading styles (can be customized)
    • use built-in formats for bullet lists, columns, and tables
    • avoid floating text boxes
    • include alternative text for images
    • DO NOT save as a Web page
    Narrated Presentations
    • use university-supported screen recording software like university MyMediasite
    • provide captions for the video
    • Follow the same process as “Video”.
    Online Surveys  
    PDF Documents
    • use software that creates accessible PDFs, like Microsoft Word (Windows only)
    • OCR must be run on scanned items
    • use Adobe Acrobat Pro Accessibility Wizard to check document
    • Fully determining the accessibility of a PDF document is challenging. The following procedure will let you get an overview of a document’s accessibility.
      • In Adobe Acrobat choose “Full check” under View, then Tools, then Accessibility.
      • Confirm the correct document reading order by selecting “Read Out Loud” in the View menu to have the document read to you.
    • Click on Target questions in TopHat are not accessible to students with visual impairments
    • Professors should create an alternative question (e.g. multiple choice) to accommodat
    • Keyboard focus is not visible in all of TopHat.  Users can compensate for this by using programs that offer an alternative treatment such as VoiceOver or the Flying Focus extension for Google Chrome.
    • include captions
    • use an accessible media player, like VideoJS, YouTube or MyMediasite
    • Note: some content presented in the video may need to be repurposed in a textual format for people with visual impairments.
    • You should be able to view captions.
    • You should be able to play, pause, fast forward, rewind, and toggle the captions for the video using only your keyboard.
    Web Pages
    • design to the WCAG 2, Level AA standard
    • use freely available tools to test for Web page accessibility
    • use an accessible theme
    • use headings appropriately
    • add alternative text to images
    • Follow the same process as “Web Pages”.
    • adding captions to a meeting directly or through a third-party captioning service is available
    • keyboard shortcutsare available for easy navigation
    • The Zoom interface is accessible.  Some users may not be able to use the annotating features and will need anything described audibly.