Accessibility Tip: Literacy Support for Deaf Learners
Did you know many deaf individuals consider American Sign Language (ASL) to be their first/primary language? They often face many of the same challenges as any other English language learner. While captioning is a common solution, sometimes it is at a higher reading level than the average Deaf student is comfortable reading.
Accessibility Tip: Captioning Basics
Most online courses include a variety of media for instruction and assessment, including videos, lectures, or podcasts. Providing captions for these types of media is an important step to ensure all students can access and learn from them equally. In […]
Accessibility Tip: Making PDFs Accessible
PDFs can be a great format for materials in your course, since the reader software is free and platform agnostic. However, to make PDFs truly accessible, there are a few things you must do when creating your PDF.
Course Design with Accessibility in Mind
Lead Instructional Designer Caitlin McKeown presented at the Join the Journey: 2022 Digital Accessibility Conference offering tips on accessible course design. She shared her expertise on best practices for making all course content available to all students.
Accessibility Quick Tip – How to Add Alt Text to Images
The DELTA Accessibility Team provides quick tips for Alt text best practices so screen readers can optimize the content making it easily available to everyone.
Alternatives to Alt Text
Alternative text (alt text) is an important tool to create equitable experiences for students. DELTA’s Accessibility Team shares best practices for creating alt text along with other tips to help with student engagement and success.
Closed Captioning: Not Just a Tool, a Legal Requirement
Save time while helping students succeed in your course by planning closed captioning for your class videos in advance. If one student is registered with the Disability Resource Office, an accuracy rate of 98% is mandated for closed captions. It’s not just a great idea, it’s the law!
DELTA Launches a New Accessibility Team
Four DELTA colleagues have come together to form DELTA’s new accessibility team. The team focuses on solving accessibility-related issues in learning technologies and courses at NC State.
Accessibility at NC State: Helping Everyone Think and Do
NC State’s commitment to accessibility allows the campus community to ‘Think and Do’ effectively. We spoke with staff about the efforts being made to improve accessibility while advocating for inclusivity across NC State.
How We Think Before We Do: DELTA Explores Sound Design for Immersive Ed
At DELTA, we are constantly exploring, researching and testing the latest in immersive technology and its role in teaching and learning. We want to share what we've learned along the way.