New Service Provides Support for Universal Instructional Design

Aug. 25, 2016

To help move the campus toward the goal of becoming fully accessible according to the CU Boulder Campus Standards for the Accessibility of Information and Communication Technology Policy , the Office of Information Technology has implemented a service for universal design. Faculty and staff are encouraged to contact the Universal... Read more »

Making Sure More than Eyes Can Detect an Element

Aug. 5, 2016

If the only way to understand an object, image, link, or button is visually, then it is not accessible to someone who is blind. Appropriate labeling and alternative text ensures users have more than one way to gather information about a given element. Labels and alternative text are programmatically determinable... Read more »

Accessible Word and PDF documents

July 12, 2016

It is usually overall more accessible to make documents into accessible html documents, not have them be external documents, but instead integrate them into a site or application. However, if that is not possible, it is important to consider the accessibility of all external documents with links from your site... Read more »

Screen Reader and Magnifier Software

May 19, 2016

The purpose of the Accessibility and Usability Lab (AUL) is to make sure web resources are accessible to blind and low vision people at CU Boulder. Since most blind and low vision users access computers and mobile devices with either screen reader or magnifier software, it can be helpful to... Read more »

Access for All: Difficult Obstacles

April 28, 2016

As Margot approached the building where her next class was to start in two minutes, her long white cane struck something she didn’t anticipate on the narrow ramp to the front door. A bike had been locked to the handrail on the ramp. Locking your bike at a bike rack,... Read more »

There’s Something for Everyone at Diverse Learners Awareness Week

April 7, 2016

The University of Colorado’s first annual Diverse Learners Awareness Week, April 18-22, is a week for everyone to celebrate the diversity of ways we learn and play. The week of events will include interactive demonstrations, live-action theater, an assistive technology expo, conference-style presentations, roundtable discussions, film screenings, adaptive sports demonstrations... Read more »

Share Your Unique Approach to Learning at CU’s Diverse Learners Awareness Week

March 14, 2016

The CU-Boulder campus will host the university’s first annual Diverse Learners Awareness Week, April 18-22. During this week our campus will celebrate the diversity of ways in which people learn through interactive demonstrations, live-action theater, an assistive technology expo, conference-style presentations, roundtable discussions, workshops and more. And you can get... Read more »

Diverse Learners Awareness Week

Feb. 11, 2016

The first annual Diverse Learners Awareness Week (April 18-22, 2016) is a time for the University of Colorado to celebrate the diversity of ways in which people learn. Chancellor DiStefano’s message of inclusive excellence promotes an all-encompassing definition of diversity that includes the full spectrum of persons with disabilities, from... Read more »

Campus ICT Accessibility Policy & Resources

Nov. 13, 2015

We have previously shared with you about the Department of Justice inquiry into the University of Colorado Boulder’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and our ongoing actions to make our campus services universally accessible. Although the Justice Department has since closed their investigation , our campus continues to... Read more »

Accessing Higher Ground Conference

Sept. 21, 2015

The Accessing Higher Ground Conference , the 18th annual edition of the accessible media, web and technology conference, is coming up November 16-20, 2015 at the Westin in Westminster. Early-bird registration is available until September 23. In addition to the early-bird discount, affiliates of the CU-Boulder campus can receive an... Read more »