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Instructional Materials Resources

Guides, Video Tutorials, Tools, Resources, & Best Practices

The following links will take you to resources that can assist you in creating accessible media.

Table of Contents

Campus Guidelines

Email

PDF

All video material is Closed Captioned and time is indicated in min:sec. 

Website

Flash

PowerPoint


All video material is Closed Captioned and time is indicated in min:sec. 

Word

All video material is Closed Captioned and time is indicated in min:sec. 

Forms

Excel

Captioning Media

All video material is Closed Captioned and time is indicated in min:sec. 

Video Players

An accessible video player would complement captioned videos and allow full accessibility to all. This means that buttons are labeled and keyboard navigable.  The video player is compatible with screen readers and magnifiers. Below are a list of Video Players that are accessible and can be used to incorporate videos onto your website.

  • Adobe Presenter - Turn PowerPoint slides into videos by adding audio. source: eLearning.
  • Using YouTube with a Screen Reader – Provides a description of YouTube Flash Player components and keyboard shortcuts. source: Google.
  • Accessibility for Windows Media Player Videos - Accessing captions based on different Windows Media Player versions. source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Able Player - Fully accessible HTML5 media player that runs on most web browsers. It features keyboard-accessible controls that are labeled for screen reader users and controllable by speech recognition users. source: Able Player.
  • OzPlayer - Fully compliant with W3C guidelines and features captions, transcripts, keyboard navigation, and audio tracks. HTML is automatically generated. source: AccessibilityOz.

STEM Resources 

Audio Description

  • Audio Description, Resources, & Examples - "Narration added to the soundtrack to describe important visual details that cannot be understood from the main soundtrack alone.  Audio description is a means to inform individuals who are blind or who have low vision about visual content essential for comprehension.  Audio description of video provides information about actions, characters, scene changes, on-screen text, and other visual content.  Audio description supplements the regular audio track of a program.  Audio description is usually added during existing pauses in dialogue. Audio description is also called “video description” and “descriptive narration”." source: American Council of the Blind.

MathML and LaTeX

  • MathML & LaTeX - MathML is an application of XML that is supported by many browsers and uses a text editor. This program was developed by the World Wide Web Consortium, an international community that works to develop Web standards. LaTeX is a document preparation system for high-quality typesetting with features that let the user do advanced typesetting of mathematics with AMS-LaTeX and typesetting of complex mathematical formulas.  Both of these programs offer solutions to previous challenges in the digital math world.

Accessibility Checker and Checklist

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