Proposal Title

1 - Basic Online Accessibility

Presentation Type

Speed Presentation

Location

OM 3772

Start Date

18-2-2020 2:55 PM

End Date

18-2-2020 3:35 PM

Proposal Abstract

While we celebrate the past 50 years our Future Friday sub-theme provides inspiration to consider what is to come. Accessibility is the way of the future. TRU prides itself as being an open university, yet if students or potential students cannot easily navigate and read our websites and online documents, we are creating barriers for them. In this presentation we will introduce ways to improve accessibility of common online/digital teaching materials, by considering elements such as headings, links, media, tables, images, and colour. We will consider ways to make complex images, such as charts, diagrams and illustrations, more accessible. By the end of this presentation you should be able to identify basic accessibility issues and propose solutions. You will also take away a resource toolkit for creating accessible materials.

Statement

While we celebrate the past 50 years the Future Friday sub-theme provides inspiration to consider what is to come. Accessibility is the way of the future. Ontario has legislated accessibility in the AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) and other provinces may follow in a similar way. The AODA Training Program explains that people with disabilities are a steadily growing market that can contribute to the economy and society in a meaningful way.

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Feb 18th, 2:55 PM Feb 18th, 3:35 PM

1 - Basic Online Accessibility

OM 3772

While we celebrate the past 50 years our Future Friday sub-theme provides inspiration to consider what is to come. Accessibility is the way of the future. TRU prides itself as being an open university, yet if students or potential students cannot easily navigate and read our websites and online documents, we are creating barriers for them. In this presentation we will introduce ways to improve accessibility of common online/digital teaching materials, by considering elements such as headings, links, media, tables, images, and colour. We will consider ways to make complex images, such as charts, diagrams and illustrations, more accessible. By the end of this presentation you should be able to identify basic accessibility issues and propose solutions. You will also take away a resource toolkit for creating accessible materials.