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'Accessibility' Archive

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 […]

Converting Files with Sensus Access

Posted August 26, 2021

The Sensus Access Document Converter is an automated, self-service system created that converts documents into alternate formats that better meet your accessibility needs. Prefer video? See this demo from Sensus Access. File types that can be imported include: PDFs Microsoft Office documents (.doc, .docx, .ppt, .pptx) Text files (.txt, .rtf, .asc), LaTeX files (.tex) Web […]

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 […]

Create Accessible Slides in PowerPoint

Posted August 25, 2021

Microsoft PowerPoint creates slide show presentations that convey information with a combination of text, images, charts, and tables. Although slide shows are designed to be highly visual, following these accessibility guidelines will ensure that everyone, including those who use use assistive technologies such as screen readers and text-to-Braille devices, can experience and understand the content […]

Make PDFs Accessible with Adobe Acrobat

Posted August 17, 2021

Adobe Acrobat has simplified the process of making PDFs accessible, with a “Make Accessible” action wizard that walks you through the steps needed to make a PDF accessible, and an Accessibility Checker that scans for accessibility issues and provides guidance on fixing them. Before you start, you will need access to the following: Adobe Acrobat […]

Accessibility FileScan in Moodle

Posted August 11, 2021
Screen shot of FileScan summary block

The Moodle Accessibility FileScan tool checks and reports on the accessibility of PDF files uploaded to a Moodle course by Teachers for all students. (Assignment submissions and feedback files provided to individual students are excluded.) Table of Contents File Scan Summary Block Fixing Inaccessible and Partially Accessible PDFs File Details Explained Status Text Title Language […]

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