ACCESSIBILITY

LMS Accessibility Training

LMS Accessibility 

 

Program:  Jaws and Microsoft Teams 

 

I conducted a quick review, sharing standards and guidelines on a few accessibility features via the Blackboard LMS for the University staff and faculty. This review was recorded and used as part of the general onboarding process for newly hired staff with duties involving course creation on Blackboard.

WCAG 2.1 Training Session Part 2

 

Program:  PowerPoint, Zoom, and Camtasia

 

This video is Part 2 of the below video. Interestingly, not all of the attendees were present for Part 1, as the groups were divided based on experience level and professional duties.

WCAG 2.1 Training Session Part 1

 

Program:  PowerPoint, Zoom, and Camtasia

 

I developed the materials and delivered WCAG Guidelines, Section 508 - Accessibility Standards training for a Government Client. The training duration was one month and a total of 8 sessions, for a period of half days each. These sessions were delivered to the staff and contractors via virtual instructor-led.

LMS Peer-Review Feature Accessibility Test

Program: Camtasia and Screencast.com

 

I conducted this test in response to Canvas LMS screen reader learners, specifically to demonstrate how they use headers to navigate tables and were not able to access the peer review alert or complete to peer-review rubric feature. 

NVDA and JAWS Tables Review

 

Program: Camtasia 

 

As a W3C board member, we found that nearly 47% of all screen reader users are using JAWS. This is why we ask LMS vendors to make certain that JAWS compatibility is a priority. Considering this, JAWS users typically navigate tables using rows (R), then CTRL+TAB. In this video, I created a demonstration of the difference.

Implementing UDL Training

Implementing UDL

 

Program: Camtasia

 

I created this presentation as an intro to the Universal Design for Learning and Accessibility course as an instructional tool. With a combination of Camtasia and open-sourced images, I was able to complete this video with no additional financial resources. The feedback on the video was extremely positive from the course participants, and I managed to create this in very little time. 

Accessibility Remediation

 

Resources: Section 508/504, WCAG Standards, Quality Matters Standards, Universal Design for Learning Guidelines

 

In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that required Federal agencies to ensure all digital and electronic information is accessible to all individuals. The mandate (29 U.S.C § 794 (d)) relates to all Federal

agencies when developing, procuring, maintaining, or using electronic technology. Under Section 508, Federal agencies are required to make certain all employees and the general public (including those who are differently-abled) have equal access to government information. I conducted this report to outline a process and plan regarding how to convert existing digital courses into a format that is accessible.

508 Compliant Documents Training

JAWS Webinar

 

Program: iSpring

 

Originally designed for a face-to-face ADA workshop, this webinar was a hit at the Maryland Distance Learning Association Annual Conference. I converted the content into a recorded session for attendees to use for reference material. 

University Email Signature Accessibility

 

Program: Camtasia

 

The Institutional Accommodations office contacted me in the Center for Teaching and Learning as they were unsure of the accessibility of the newly implemented enterprise email signature. Using JAWS, and recording my actions with Camtasia, I responded with this report to include a recommended remediation. 

NVDA Accessibility Test

 

Program: Camtasia

 

This test was performed on a Canvas HTML coded tabs insert using primarily keystrokes, NVDA screen reader software, and the Firefox browser. I performed the test to ensure the code was accessible. As it was only partially accessible, I offered a workaround and recommendation.

Third-Party Inaccessibility

Third-Party Inaccessibility

 

Program: (Unnamed) Vendor Platform and Camtasia

 

As the ADA requires all content, without regard to vendor procured or internal, to comply equally for organizations, I examined vendor content to ensure compliance. This review resulted in revising the organization's language of vendor contracts and processes to address remediation.

DOCUMENT REMEDIATION

Document Remediation

Design Portfolio

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