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Resources and Tools

Resources and Tools

General online training modules are available from a vendor, Level Access and are available for interested parties. In addition, how to “checklist’ reference materials providing best practices for making Word, Excel, Powerpoint and PDF documents accessible are available beginning December 2017. Beginning in late February 2018, the Instructional Technology Design Services group will offer targeted and mandated training modules and user documentation.

The following resources are available in the interim to assist you with checking course web pages and materials to see how accessible they may be to students with disabilities.

Assistive Technologies

Screen Readers and Text to Speech Technology

  • NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access), is a free “screen reader” which enables blind and vision impaired people to use computers.
  • JAWS (Job Access With Speech), is the world’s most popular screen reader, developed for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content.
  • Zoomtext A magnification and screen reading software for the visually impaired.

Speech to Text

Mobile Devices

References Consulted