Some faculty at Ferris State University have devoted extensive time creating high-quality online courses through the Course Development Agreement (CDA) process. The process uses backward design (McTighe & Wiggins, 2012) through three short online courses with the focus of: online instruction, pedagogy design, and developing the course in Canvas. Regardless of a faculty member’s online … Continue reading Ferris Faculty Moving Forward
Remediate accessibility issues efficiently using this workflow. #accessibility
A scanned PDF is just that, a scanned image of a document that is saved as a PDF. Adobe also has an app called Adobe Scan that allows you to scan a document to PDF using your smart phone. Scanned PDFs are missing tags. Tags provide screen readers with the coding to read the text … Continue reading Creating Accessible Scanned PDFs
Accessibility checkers are great, but they are not a magic wand. All documents require some manual remediation to ensure accessibility. #accessibility
Properly identify table cells to ensure document accessibility.
Understading what document tags are and what they do is essential to creating PDFs that are accessible.
Not all PDFs are created equal. For example, when scanning a paper document to a PDF format. Scanned documents are not readable by screen readers without some accessibility remediation. Once a document is scanned it needs to be tagged to be considered accessible. Tagging is process of adding computer coding that provides screen readers with … Continue reading Enhance Scanned Documents
Turn paper documents into electronic files without a scanner.
FEELING BLUE? STRESSED? Mid winter weather, long semesters and busy schedules can lead people to feel isolated and lonely by limiting the amount of contact and interaction one has with other people. It may be challenging, yet making intentional effort to keep connected with others is important to reduce these feelings. Although staying connected through … Continue reading Social Emotional Impact of Online Courses
When it comes to remediating accessibility issues in PDF documents, a best practice is to make changes to the source document. So, what is a source document? A source document is the document in its original source file type. Many people create documents in Word and convert them to PDF. The .docx file created by … Continue reading Remediate Accessibility Issues in Source Documents