Accessibility

ACCESSIBILITY

A Summary of Some Accessibility Design Approaches

1. Include a welcoming access statement (explain course design and include suggested text)
http://webaccess.msu.edu/_files/MSU_accessible_syllabus_template.doc

2. Provide simple, consistent navigation. Apply Universal Design
http://webaccess.msu.edu/Tutorials/d2l-special-access.html

3. File contents in digital files and websites should be keyboard accessible for access and navigation.
http://historyhacks.org/accessibility

4. Use course file types in universal product formats.
http://webaccess.msu.edu/Tutorials/acrobat-pdf.html

5. Ensure that digital files are human accessible and machine-readable.

6. Properly name digital documents. Structure text documents.

7. Use clear, simple English. Make sure text is readable.

8. Describe graphics and visual elements. Label informational graphics with “alt text.”

9. Transcribe and label audio and video. Caption videos and audio clips.
https://mediaspace.msu.edu/help/captions

10. Make accessible PowerPoint™ slideshows. Rethink, redesign PowerPoint presentations.
11. Use color in an accessible way. Use labels in addition to color. Use color with care.

12. Summarize and label data tables.

13. Support user control of automations and sequenced actions, as much as possible. Allow use control of time. Use time limitations reasonably and possibly even sparingly.

14. Plan live, online events to be accessible. Interact often (particularly first two weeks)