As Swarthmore’s Technology Accessibility Coordinator, part of my work involves testing websites to see what kinds of barriers exist to accessing content online. I often run into sites which use images for navigation, tasks, and information. I’m always curious to … Continue reading Turn web images off – can you still figure out what is going on?
Grackle is an awesome plugin which works in conjunction with the Google suite of documents: Docs, Sheets and Slides. There are several obstacles to document accessibility. There are two really big ones: Lack of structure Lack of image descriptions … Continue reading Grackle – Making Google Documents Accessible
The “Who Is That?” series gives you a peek into the good folks behind (some of) the machines here on campus. We ask a variety of … Continue reading “Who Is That?” Series: Introducing Corrine Schoeb
Last year ITS developed and implemented the File Scan block in Moodle to help identify inaccessible PDF files. This year, we are working on improvements to the block that will allow instructors to automatically fix PDF files that are not … Continue reading Moodle Accessibility Improvements Coming
Last week Sheryl Burgstahler, the founding Director of DO-IT*/Accessible Technology Services and Outreach at the University of Washington was on campus promoting Universal Design. (if interested you can listen to her talk available here) Universal Design is a concept from … Continue reading A few minutes to learn something cool … Universal Design
While most students were off exploring the world, or doing research in labs local and remote, a small, dedicated group of five students (Guin Mesh, Kyle Vu, Rebecca Regan, Richmond Mensah and Tai Warner) stayed at Swarthmore to work on … Continue reading Summer 2018 SPEED Projects