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1. How to get started

  1. Contacting the Accessibility Office
    1. Students must register with Accessibility Services for support and accommodations for disability-related barriers. To see what type of services/support the Accessibility Office provides, click the "Services" and "Programs" tabs at the bottom of the site
    2. Registration process and documentation information
    3. How to contact your accessibility advisor and what they can help with
    4. Academic accommodation updates due to switch to online learning
  2. Contacting the Accommodated Testing Services Office
    1. Students can view updates and registration deadlines for online and in-person assessments (NOTE: must be registered with accessibility services first)
    2. Information for staff about how instructors and ATS work together to provide accommodations for students, and how the process works
  3. AODA Office

2. What you can do to make your content more accessible

2.1. Quercus course

2.2. Assessments

  1. Alternative online assessment options to exams
  2. Online test/exam configuration strategies to meet the needs of students who need accommodations
    1. Longer timed exams, flagging questions, navigation between questions

2.3. Video content

  1. Captioning
    1. Auto captioning
      1. Using MS Stream to generate captions (automatic or custom transcript) for upload
      2. Adding automatic captions to MyMedia, via downloading automatically generated captions on Microsoft Stream; captions can be edited
      3. Adding captions to YouTube videos
    2. Manual/paid captioning
      1. Rev captioning software ($1.25 per minute of video)
      2. Amara video captioning (create own captions for free or pay to have videos captioned)
      3. Setting up closed captions for Bb Collaborate sessions/recordings (moderator must assign a user to type closed captions)

3. What students can do to make their experience more accessible

  1. Accessibility technology masterlist for students
    1. Screen magnifier, screen reader, accessibility options for apps and OS's, writing and reading support options, speech to text/speech recognition software
  2. Accessibility resources for students (UTM/UTSG/UTSC campuses) by CTSI

4. Accessibility checker tools

Accessibility checkers scan documents and provide feedback about parts of the document that can cause accessibility issues (eg. hard-to-read text), and recommendations on how to fix them.

  1. How to use the Microsoft accessibility checker(Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
    1. Microsoft accessibility centre
  2. Using the Adobe Acrobat Pro accessibility checker (PDFs)
    1. PDF accessibility
  3. Colour contrast analyzer
  4. Contrast ratio checker
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