Captioning Made Easy with Yuja

Captioning Made Easy with Yuja

The good folks in the Learning Technologies office have already blogged about captioning using YouTube. With this post, I want to show you one more awesome thing about Yuja (in addition to adding quizzes in videos, and syncing that with the Blackboard gradebook. Yuja does the captioning for you. That’s it. That’s the post. Let[…]

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Using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra with Accessibility in Mind

In order to serve any COD students who may need accommodations (and to help our those who may just have different learning preferences), all Collaborate Ultra sessions, especially those you’re doing synchronously, need to have captions. In order to make it possible to add captions, you have to: 1) Record the sessions 2) Make it[…]

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Death to… Death by Powerpoint: Some Tools

Obligatory disclaimer: I am not a designer. This is not my field. I’m just a community college prof trying to use best practice to the best of my abilities. In this post, I want to showcase some of the tools that I use the most commonly with respect to design. Again, I make no claim[…]

Tech to Try: 3 Free Web-based Accessibility Checkers

While Ally is a great tool for assessing if the content items in your course are accessible, it doesn’t check everything. What about the content of webpages that you’re using in your course (or, gasp, your course page itself)? How do you assess if the contrast is good, you have all images tagged with alt-text,[…]

The Ally IncluCity Tour Is Heading to College of DuPage

Ally is bringing its IncluCity tour to College of DuPage next week and you can take part! There will be several fun and engaging learning opportunities over the two days the tour will be here, touching not only on Blackboard Ally but also on larger accessibility issues. You’ll find the full schedule below as well[…]

Creating Accessible PowerPoints: 6 Things to Do for Greater Usability

It’s not uncommon for instructors to share PowerPoint slides used in class with students. This can be a great way to help students study, take better notes, or just catch up if they were out for the day. However, it’s also not uncommon for these presentations to lack accessibility. Here, we’ll take a look at[…]

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Quick Tip: Use Live Captioning in Google Slides

Are you using Google Slides in your courses? Did you know that there’s a way to integrate live captioning into your Google Slides presentations? It’s an amazing way to open up content both to students with accessibility needs and those who simply prefer reading to listening. Plus, it’s just really cool. How Does It Work?[…]