Accessibility

Relates to how WPI’s edtech tools can contribute to accessibility

Making Course Logistics Available to Students While Still Working on your Canvas Site

Making Course Logistics Available to Students While Still Working on your Canvas Site

Greetings C-term and Spring semester instructors! During the 1/6/22 Student/Family Town Hall, there were several inquiries from webinar attendees asking when information about individual course delivery intentions for the first two weeks of the term would be made available to enrolled students. I know many instructors are still working on building out their C-term Canvas […]

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Accessibility Improvements with Canvas & Microsoft Immersive Reader Integration

Filed in Accessibility, LMS, Miscellaneous by on October 20, 2021 0 Comments

To bring awareness to Invisible Disabilities Week (10/17-10/23), I wanted to share an exciting Canvas update to our Microsoft Immersive Reader integration. Accessibility tools like Immersive Reader can help remove systemic barriers and ensure that all learners can access and participate in meaningful learning opportunities. What is Microsoft Immersive Reader? Immersive Reader is a full […]

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Live AI-Captioning Now Available for All Zoom Meetings!

Live AI-Captioning Now Available for All Zoom Meetings!

As of 2/24/2021, we are now able to offer full AI-generated captions and transcripts for every Zoom meeting, for free!  Here’s how to enable captions on any meeting that you have Host-level access to. Click on the Live Transcript button within the Zoom meeting menu. Click on the Enable Auto-Transcription button. Zoom will begin to […]

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Creating Closed Captions with WPI’s Video Systems

Filed in Accessibility, Video & Lecture Capture by on February 25, 2021 0 Comments
Creating Closed Captions with WPI’s Video Systems

The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination in the places of public accommodation – such as schools – and failing to transcribe or provide closed captions for your educational videos can be seen as a violation of the ADA. So transcripts and captions have legal significance. But beyond that, they help your students access your […]

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