Thursday, May 21th is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The day is intended to get everyone to think, experience, and consider web accessibility for individuals with disabilities. To celebrate this year, try taking the #NoMouseChallenge. Take 15 minutes to try perform your job or navigate your favorite website using only your keyboard. This activity is to get you…Continue Reading Thursday, May 21st is Global Accessibility Awareness Day!
8th Annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day
May 16th, 2019 is the 8th annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) access/inclusion and people with different disabilities. According to the World Health Organization, “More than one billion people in the world live with some form of…Continue Reading 8th Annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day
myWPI Accessibility Series: Providing Semantic Structure to your Documents
The myWPI platform is accessible to all users by default; however, the individual content items uploaded by faculty and students may not be. How can the common documents we use day to day be made accessible for users with visual impairments or learning and cognitive disabilities? You’ll be happy to hear that there are just a few…Continue Reading myWPI Accessibility Series: Providing Semantic Structure to your Documents
Creating Accessible Presentations
WPI has a new Director of Disability Services starting on Monday, May 2nd and in honor of our new colleague, I thought I would do a post on designing accessible presentations. First, let’s introduce and warmly welcome Aaron Ferguson! Aaron comes to WPI from Springfield College where he served as the First-Year Success Coordinator. You may…Continue Reading Creating Accessible Presentations