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Accessibility Block in Moodle

Posted January 10, 2022
screen shot of accessibility block

The Accessibility Block allows you to customize the font size and color scheme of Moodle pages to better meet your accessibility needs.   Hover your cursor over the buttons for an pop-up label of what each does. Buttons in the top row increase and decrease the font size. If you change the font settings, the […]

Convert Documents with the Sensus Access Activity in a Moodle Course

Posted December 9, 2021

The Sensus Access activity enables Moodle course participants to upload documents directly from the course into Sensus Access for conversion to file formats that meet their accessibility needs. (If you have a email address, you can also use Sensus Access outside of Moodle; see Convert Documents to More Accessible Formats with Sensus Access.) Before […]

Add the Sensus Access Document Converter to a Moodle Course

Posted December 9, 2021
Turn Editing On

The Moodle Sensus Access Document Converter activity makes it easier for course participants to convert course documents (including files attached to forum posts and assignments) into the alternative file formats that work with their assistive technology devices. Before you begin: You must have a Teacher role in the Moodle course to add activities. Log on […]

Use ABBYY Fine Reader for Complex OCR

Posted September 17, 2021

Librarians, archivists, and academic researchers use ABBYY Fine Reader to digitize and analyze archival collections. It is installed on the computers in the Digital Media and Collaboration Lab in Carpenter Library and available when this lab is open. ABBYY Fine Reader’s advanced OCR Editor has features that make it possible to successfully OCR documents that […]

WeVideo: Creating Captions

Posted September 1, 2021

WeVideo allows for the creation of captions in videos. Prior to opening your assignment, you will want to make sure to create an account under the Bryn Mawr license. Note that unlike typical captions that can be toggled on and off, WeVideo embeds the text into the video. Login to your WeVideo account. Start by […]

Create Accessible E-Mails in Outlook

Posted August 27, 2021

Following the guidelines below helps ensure that all recipients will be able to read e-mails you send. For information on features that can make it easier for you to read and write e-mail when using Outlook, please see Accessibility Features in Outlook. Add Alt Text to Images Add Meaningful Hyperlinks Use Accessible Font Formatting Avoid […]

Convert Documents to More Accessible Formats with Sensus Access

Posted August 26, 2021

The Sensus Access Document Converter is an automated, self-service system that converts documents into alternative file formats that work with different assistive technologies. Prefer video? See this demo from Sensus Access. File types that can be imported (click to expand) PDFs Microsoft Office documents (.doc, .docx, .ppt, .pptx) Text files (.txt, .rtf, .asc), LaTeX files […]

Accessiblity Features in Office365: Immersive Reader

Posted August 26, 2021
Image of the text preferences menu in Immersive Reader

Table of Contents What is Immersive Reader? How to Open Immersive Reader Features Text Preferences Grammar Options Reading Preferences Voice Settings Questions? What is Immersive Reader? Immersive Reader is an inbuilt feature now available among a variety of Microsoft platforms. Immersive Reader provides a variety of tools to support reading and comprehension. Without altering the […]

Features in Read&Write

Posted August 26, 2021
Read and Write toolbar

Read&Write is a tool that helps with reading, writing, researching, and organization. This article outlines features found in the Read&Write Chrome extension. All of these features may not be available on versions of Read&Write on platforms other than the Chrome extension. These headings list the features available on the Read&Write toolbar from left to right. […]

Turning on Subtitles in PowerPoint

Posted August 26, 2021
Subtitle Settings in PowerPoint Online.

Table of Contents Introduction to PowerPoint subtitles Web Windows Mac Best Practices Questions Introduction to PowerPoint Subtitles PowerPoint can create automatic speech recognition (ASR) subtitles during a presentation in a variety of languages. This feature is available on the web, Windows, and Mac versions of PowerPoint. Web Click Slide Show. Click Always Use Subtitles.  Clicking […]

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