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HTML Templates in Course Content

The default look and feel of a Brightspace D2L HTML document isn’t very pretty. Let’s use the HTML templates that ETS has created. They are mobile friendly and accessible. Overview steps Go to ‘content’ Go…

Accessible PowerPoint Quick Reference Checklist

Document Layout and Formatting Bullets and Numbering Use the automatic list formats available in PowerPoint. Do not manually type lists preceded by special characters, such as hyphens or asterisks. Wingdings are not acceptable bullets. How…

8 Steps to Creating an Accessible PowerPoint Slideshow

PowerPoint can be an effective tool to use during live demonstrations, presentations or webinars, but is not the best file format to use when taking into consideration both accessibility and usability issues. When preparing a…

Creating Accessible Hyperlinks in MS Word

If the hyperlink http://pstcc15.pstcc.edu/mdt/vpt/index.php#.WBogZDtbYvg was all you saw on a Word document would you understand what the link is for and where it will take you?  Of course not.  Hyperlinks are a great way to send…

Inserting Images, Graphs, Maps, and Shapes in MS Word (Mac)

Provide alternative text descriptions (ALT text) for images and graphics.  Alternative text descriptions of images (ALT text) allows screen reader users to benefit from the information being conveyed by an image. Insert Image into your Document…

Meeting Web Content Accessibility Standards in D2L

Recommendation We recommend that you consider creating HTML topics for your course content when possible. HTML code is easier for assistive technologies to interpret than application based files such as MS Word. It also allows…

Creating Properly Formatted Lists

It is important to properly format lists to assist readers utilizing a screen reader like JAWS. Screen Readers when reading aloud need the content to be understood in context. Screen readers will notify the reader that…

Testing Web Content for Accessibility

Not sure if the webpages you are using in your course are accessible?  Maybe you are trying to use HTML in your D2L courses.  Check out WAVE, a Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool created by WebAIM. …