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.
Content Accessibility Meet/Greet
With a different approach to introducing accessibility to teams, I was invited to a team meet and greet so they could learn more about me and my day-to-day responsibilities in ensuring digital equity within the corporate, education, and training community.
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.
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.
Alternative Text Review Session
Program: PowerPoint, GIMP
This process alternative text flow chart was developed as a part of a series of training sessions. One of the primary conditions that testers encounter concerning digital images is incorrect alt-text. The alt-text dilemma is causing major concerns for those using screen reading, as these individuals are typically blind and partially sighted, this poses compliance, legals, and usability challenges.
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
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.
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.
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.
University Email Signature Accessibility
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
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.
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.
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