Category Archive: Accessibility

Jan 02

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Please, go to https://webaim.org/articles/laws/usa/rehab , to read more about the Rehabilitation Act of 1973   “The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 was the first major legislative effort to secure an equal playing field for individuals with disabilities. This legislation provides a wide range of services for persons with physical and cognitive disabilities. Those disabilities can create …

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Dec 11

Simple Tricks to Course Design with Accessibility in Mind

A week ago, I was notified that my course for Spring 2018 had been chosen by a student with a visual or hearing impairment, and that my course would need to be made accessible. At first I was nervous – I think it’s always a bit nerve-wracking to have your course design on display to …

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Dec 08

Color Contrast Checker

Use the link below to access the Color Contrast Checker found on the Web Aim website.   https://webaim.org/resources/contrastchecker/  

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Status update

The following information can also be found on the Web Aim website, https://webaim.org/intro/

 

The major categories of disability types are:

  Eye–Visual
Blindness, low vision, color-blindness
  Ear--Hearing
Deafness and hard-of-hearing
 Hand–Motor
Inability to use a mouse, slow response time, limited fine motor control
 Brain–Cognitive
Learning disabilities, distractibility, inability to remember or focus on large amounts of information

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Sep 07

Accessibility–Why it is important!

Please, watch the video below to learn more about accessibility and college students with a disability. Accessibility     The video has closed Captioning and a transcript is available on the YouTube site.  

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