Accessibility Tools and Resources

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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.

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


  • Texas Closed Captioning (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.)


  1. 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)
  2. Give link to only those who need it and they open a second (small) browser screen.

Caption Colorado (has online form for quote requests)

Toll-free:  800.775.7838

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.





Microsoft Accessibility Tips


Quick Tips

  • 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, Ergonomics, and Universal Design

Video and other Multimedia