Pullquotes, footnotes and help with accessibility.
When a pdf with words is created from an electronic source, such as a Word document, the default option is to save the document as “text”. This makes it possible to be read by a screen reader. No problem! However, a problem can occur if the original source of the document is from a physical paper, book or journal. In this case, depending on the scanner and the options chosen, the pdf can be saved as an image. When saved as an image, a screen reader interprets the page as being “blank”.
Blackboard’s discussion: Is your Classroom Accessible?
Thursday, March 17
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (snacks provided)
Walsh Library – ITV Room (or register directly with Blackboard to participate remotely – link to Blackboard registration)
Instructional Design Newsletter 2016 January http://blogs.shu.edu/technology/category/newsletter 2016 January | Instructional Design Newsletter (pdf) Upcoming CTC Workshops Welcome to the 2016 Spring Semester! We look forward to another exciting semester at Seton Hall University! If you have any questions regarding integrating technology into your classes, please contact your Instructional Design Liaison. Looking for apps? Just… Continue Reading »
Microsoft WORD documents are very accessible for students with or without screen readers! WORD is an EXCELLENT tool to use for creating study guides, as opposed to PowerPoint. The latter only works for students who are sighted and even then, is not the best tool. Screen readers don’t handle PowerPoint well, so, when creating a… Continue Reading »