Many people like to convert Word documents into PDF files for print consistency and to prevent document modification. Check your software versions Make sure you have the most recent version of Acrobat and Microsoft Office. If you are not sure … Continue reading Creating Accessible PDFs from Word
Follow the steps below to discover what version you currently have on your machine. If you do not have the most recent versions, we suggest installing Acrobat DC before installing the newest version of Office. For more information on the … Continue reading What version of Acrobat and MS Office do I have?
Across the world today, people are paying attention to what it means to be a person with a disability. As a technologist I’d like to suggest some simple tasks to help you learn about some of ways people use assistive technology to get around the web and/or their mobile devices. Say “goodbye” to your mouse Detach your mouse and try navigating using only your keyboard. The following keys can be used: Tab key: Navigates to most elements, usually links or buttons. If the website is built correctly you should see an outline around each element as to tab to it. … Continue reading Global Accessibility Awareness Day
Math, visual impairment and linearity Confessions Let me say right off the bat, I am not a ‘math person’. I find it interesting, particularly in the context of math as language, but I really don’t “get” it. Nor do I … Continue reading Math Sounds
If you’d like to find out which of your Moodle PDF files are inaccessible, you can add the “Accessibility File Scan” block. This will give you a summary of documents which are: inaccessible, minimally accessible, and those which have additional … Continue reading Are my course documents accessible? Here is one way to find out
Several people from Swarthmore attended a week long conference entitled Accessing Higher Ground in Denver, Colorado. This conference is open to anyone at Swarthmore and is one of the best conferences I have ever attended. If you want to learn … Continue reading AHG: Compelling Stuff We Learned