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Formatting Lists (Word and PowerPoint)

Lists in Microsoft Word or PowerPoint documents need structural list tags to allow screen reader users to easily navigate. Standard Guideline 1.3: Adaptable: Create content that can be presented in different ways (for example simpler layout) without losing information or structure 1.3.1 Info and Relationships (Level A)

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Captions for Videos

Captions for Videos

Videos need accurate, timed captions that are not auto-generated. Standard 1.2.2 Captions (Prerecorded) (Level A) Synchronized captions are provided for non-live, web-based video (YouTube videos, etc.) Example of Standard in Action The Distance Education Captioning and Transcript grant made available through the California Community College Chancellor’s Office supports

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PDF Files are Image-Based

PDF Files are Image-Based

PDF files can be created in multiple ways. In the past, you might have used an optical scanner to read a paper document and create an image file which would then be converted to PDF. The resulting PDF file would not be readable by a screen reader

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Formatting Text (Word and PowerPoint)

Formatting Text (Word and PowerPoint)

Text in Microsoft Word or PowerPoint documents need structural tags including headers and list tags to allow screen reader users to easily navigate and decode chunks of information. Standard Guideline 2.4: Navigable: Provide ways to help users navigate, find content, and determine where they are: 2.4.6 Headings and

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URL Link Text

URL Link Text

Link text associated with a Universal Resource Locator (URL). Link text needs to convey meaning outside of its context on the screen in order for screen reader users to make correct selections. For example, instead of using “click here” as link text, use “Week 1 assignment” to convey

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VoiceThread

VoiceThread

This product can introduce significant barriers for users with vision, hearing, or mobility challenges. Voice Thread, an interactive collaboration and sharing tool that allows users to add images, documents, and video and to which other users can add voice, audio file, or video comments is shown to considerably

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Browser-Based Zoom

Browser-Based Zoom

Environment causes significant amounts of content to be hidden if browser zoom exceeds minimal magnification. Some users with visual disabilities enlarge page content for readability, but enlarging content on a page can sometimes cause layout problems and readability issues. Example of Issue Student enlarged page content and is

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