EIR Accessibility Resources
TOOLS AND RESOURCES
All digital entities, applications and sites at Texas A&M University-San Antonio must meet the requirements in Texas Administrative Code 206.70 Accessibility Standards (TAC 206.70), which references the U.S. Section 508 standards.
The following are various websites or documents giving helpful information. These are a wide variety of various authors' information. Selecting some of these links, you will be leaving Accessibility Center, A&M-SA website. You must verify that each resource, tutorial, or library is fully accessible. Some of these resources are not endorsed as fully accessible.
- Accessibility Testing 101
- Accessible Form Builder
- Captioning Live Webinars
- Creating Accessible Forms
- Microsoft Accessibility Tips
- Quick Tips
- Usability, Ergonomics, and Universal Design
- Video and other Multimedia
Cheatsheets - free, one-page resources for anyone who is creating accessible content, such as faculty and staff. Catered to those who are less technical. Hosted by the National Center on Disability and Access to Education (NCDAE).
How to meet WCAG 2.0 - customizable quick reference to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 by W3C Web Accessibility Initiative
Tools - evaluation tools used by Usability / Accessibility Research and Consulting (UARC) at Michigan State University.
- Texas Closed Captioning
www.texascaption.com (has online form for quote requests)
Terry McGinty (owner)
310 East 34th Street, Austin, TX 78705
Very experienced with providing closed captions for live webinars. Works with GoToWebinar frequently. The majority of her customer base is government.
- Rate $100 per hour (prorated to the ¼ hour)
- $125 if you also want an UNEDITED transcript (txt or rtf format) – i.e., an extra $25.
- Terry recommends you plan to have the captionist join webinar 15 minutes in advance. Her rates are pro-rated to the quarter hour.
- A verbatim transcript, where they go back and listen to a recording and clean up all captions so they are exact, is much more expensive. That service costs about $3 per minute. (Explained in general conversation, not offered as quote.)
- Can work with hosts such that presenter reduces screen space of PowerPoint and also displays captioning screen so it is projected to all (and becomes part of the recording)
- Give link to only those who need it and they open a second (small) browser screen.
www.captioncolorado.com (has online form for quote requests)
Rate $120 per hour (pro-rated to ½ hour increments)
You do not need to pay for downtime so if there are breaks, you can schedule for exactly the time that you need. with our billing in 1/2 hour increments.
Marie Bryant The Captioning Company
Post Office Box 441179, Houston, TX 77244-1179
Cell: 281-684-8993 | Fax: 281-347-2881
$100 per hour, two-hour minimum.
$25 additional fee for rough transcript in Word.
Has done remote CART. Uses an application called StreamText. Has not worked specifically with GoToWebinar, the StreamText support team has and can furnish her additional information.
COMMUNICATION ACCESS REALTIME TRANSLATION (CART)
- Create Accessible PowerPoint
- Create an Accessible Document WebAim.org
- Create Accessible Document - Step by Step
- Microsoft Office Accessibility Tutorials
- Windows and Microsoft Office Accessibility
- Microsoft Word - WebAIM
- Outlook 2010 - Create an Accessible Outlook Email Video | PDF
- PowerPoint Accessibility - WebAIM
- PowerPoint Magic
- Creating Accessible Excel Documents
- Accessible Excel Documents
- How to Make Adobe PDFs Accessible
- Free document conversion: Sensus Access
- Creating Accessible PDF Files: A Guide for Authors
- Best Practices for PDF Accessibility - Adobe Acrobat XI
- Digital Image and Graphic Resources for Accessible Materials (DIAGRAM)
- The most common fixes in Word are to include Alt text on images, headings, and tables with headers and no blank cells. Colors should be high contrast. Web pages should be accessible to students using only a keyboard to tab and arrow through the items. Captions or Alt text can supplement visual images with verbal description. And don't forget to caption or transcribe auditory elements as well for students who are hard of hearing.
- Usability Guidelines
- Universal Usability
- National Center on Universal Design for Learning
- Universal Design for Instruction Module
- Tool Kit on Universal Design for Learning
- Universal Design in Education
- Accessibility by the Numbers, produced by Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
- Creating Video and Multimedia Products that are Accessible to People with Sensory Impairments
- Guidelines for the Description of Educational Media
- Audio Description