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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Create Accessible Documents in Microsoft Word

Posted August 4, 2021
Screenshot of Style dialogue box on Mac

Microsoft Word is a commonly used application among individuals with a variety of disabilities and is reasonably accessible. The text within Word documents can be read by assistive technologies such as screen readers and Braille devices. Below are the basic steps for implementing important accessibility features. Table of Contents: Use Headings Use Lists Use Purposeful […]

Sharing Files Securely Using OneDrive

Posted July 26, 2021

OneDrive provides an easy way to share files and folders with others: Create a “share link” for a file or folder. Email or paste the link into a web page, shared document, Moodle course, chat, etc. Other people click that link to access the file or folder. By default, settings for share links are not […]

Software for Personal Devices

Posted July 19, 2021

The following article applies to personal devices. For College computers, see current Software Configurations and Software Center. Before you start, you will need access to the following: a Bryn Mawr College account a laptop or desktop w/ internet access Access to some of the following software is dependent on your current enrollment/employment status. Table of […]

Microsoft Office: Personal Devices

Posted July 15, 2021

The following article applies to personal devices. For Public/Lab computers, see Microsoft Office: Public/Lab Computers. Before you start, you will need access to the following: a Bryn Mawr College account a personal laptop or desktop computer with internet access Table of Contents: Office365: Overview Installing Microsoft Office Questions?   Office365: Overview You can install Microsoft Office […]

Microsoft Office: Public/Lab Computers

Posted July 15, 2021

The following article applies to Public/Lab computers. For personal devices, see Microsoft Office: Personal Devices. Before you start, you will need access to the following: a Bryn Mawr College account   Public/Lab Computers Microsoft Office applications are pre-installed on these devices. Open the program you’d like to use Click Sign In Enter your College email and password […]

File Size Basics

Posted April 6, 2021

The terms kilobyte, megabyte, gigabyte, and terabyte have become household names, but how much data do these terms really represent? It can be very helpful to understand how large various types of files are when considering storage limitations of Hard Disk Drives, USB flash drives, email attachment sizes, or when using a cloud-storage tool such […]

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