Digital Accessibility Training
Kent State University is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all individuals. This commitment extends to information and communication technology (ICT) accessibility. ICT Accessibility refers to software, hardware, digital content and content standards used to provide and promote equal access to persons with disabilities.
Informational sessions and hands-on workshop experiences are offered to provide awareness and training to support digital accessibility. These sessions are open to all current Kent State University faculty and staff. Sessions run each term.
Digital accessibility: Caption This?
This workshop will provide an informative look at the process of adding captions to video content. Topics include basic technical terminology, what videos could be captioned, captioning standards, example workflows, outsourcing, and software requirements. Participants will learn how Student Accessibility Services collaborates with faculty to create captioned content for registered students. There will be time for Q&A. Video demonstration is used, but this is not a hands-on workshop.
Digital accessibility: finding course materials
In collaboration with University Libraries, this informational session and hands-on workshop will share techniques for locating accessible course materials for use in face-to-face and online classes. Participants will learn how to search for and explore resources within their own discipline and learn how to evaluate digital content for accessibility. Best practices for planning and allocation of digital course materials will also be discussed.
Digital accessibility: Microsoft word
This informational session and hands-on workshop will showcase ways to "bake" accessibility into digital materials for documents used in business/university processes as well as face-to-face and online classes. Participants will learn how to use features in Microsoft Word to edit a document for accessibility, including tips on how to use styles for headers, creating alt-text for images and crafting meaningful hyperlinks.