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How to Make Electronic Documents Accessible

Oct. 26, 2017

When you are called upon to create electronic resources such as presentations, spreadsheets, Word or PDF documents, it’s best to plan for accessibility at the outset of your creative process. This will help ensure that your documents are accessible to all users, including those who use assistive technologies such as...

Living Out Our Commitment to Accessibility

Sept. 27, 2017

As an educational institution dedicated to educating the next generation of leaders, advancing knowledge to improve lives, and enhancing the culture of our state, nation and world, CU Boulder is committed to making our digital environments more inclusive and accessible for everyone. Toward these ends, our campus has created a...

Making Your Public Content Accessible: Audio & Video Recommendations

Aug. 25, 2017

If you are responsible for creating or publishing public audio or video content at CU, take a moment to learn how to ensure that your content is accessible for all recipients. Making your content accessible means that individuals with disabilities are able to access your content. If you have audio...

OIT Video Captioning Grants Now Available

Aug. 22, 2017

OIT is excited to announce the launch of a new captioning grant program to help campus departments and programs make their public video content more accessible to all viewers. Any staff or faculty member may apply for funding to caption new or pre-existing videos. The grant application form may be...

Keyboard Navigation

May 26, 2017

The differences between keyboard and mouse navigation are more than just the type of device someone uses; navigation shapes a user’s whole approach. Most screen readers use keyboard navigation where keys are assigned to various kinds of content and actions. Mouse navigation is any sort of pointing device that moves...

Summer Plans: Resources for Accessible Course Materials

May 23, 2017

Congratulations on the completion of another academic year! As you reflect on the successes of the past year and consider how you might continue to refine your courses for the future, the Office of Information Technology would like to highlight resources that can help ensure the accessibility of course materials...

The Basics of Accessible Digital Content Structure

March 20, 2017

Organization is crucial to how people find, navigate, and process information. Imagine reading a menu organized according to the time of day when the item started cooking. Or imagine searching for a phone number based on where the person lives. Or imagine if the grocery store were organized by weight...

Access for All: Distressing Design

Feb. 27, 2017

Caitlin’s head throbbed as she strained to take in all the images and accompanying text in the infographics. Ever since experiencing a traumatic brain injury while snowboarding, Caitlin would frequently develop migraines when reading for her classes or encountering inaccessible websites with excessive, flashy imagery and poor layout. The pain...

Dynamic Content

Feb. 26, 2017

Dynamic content is an important source of information and functionality. In this case, dynamic content refers to content on a page that changes without the page reloading. When a page is static, the only way for new content to appear is to pull up a new page. Dynamic content, on...

Instructional Resources for Designing Accessible Content

Jan. 20, 2017

CU Boulder is committed to fostering an accessible campus environment and offers a host of universal design resources and services to help you ensure your content is accessible for all learners. As a new semester starts, here are the tools, services and learning opportunities that instructors and content developers will...

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