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Use ABBYY Fine Reader for Complex OCR

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 […]

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HP Supplies: Ordering, Installation, and Disposal

This article reviews how to order/install/recycle supplies for HP printers. Issues with a HP printer? Contact the Help Desk. Table of Contents: Ordering Supplies Installing Supllies Disposal/Recycling Questions?   Ordering Supplies You may need your printer’s model number or serial number. Who: designate a point person for orders; typically a Department Admin Where: supplies can be […]

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WeVideo: Creating Captions

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 […]

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Create Accessible E-Mails in Outlook

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 […]

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Convert Documents to More Accessible Formats with Sensus Access

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 […]

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Accessiblity Features in Office365: Immersive Reader

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 […]

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Features in Read&Write

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. […]

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Turning on Subtitles in PowerPoint

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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Create Accessible Slides in PowerPoint

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 […]

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Piazza is a standalone discussion board or “Q and A” platform, with free, ad-supported and paid, ad-free license tiers. At faculty request, Bryn Mawr College is piloting an ad-free site license for Piazza for the 2021-2022 academic year. We will ask instructors and students who use this license to help us evaluate it in order […]

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