Accessibility

Compliance with 508 standards should always be a priority for those creating course and web page content.  Whatever the system your content is being distributed from, ensure that uploaded media meets accessibility standards.  

Check out this article from Microsoft to check their latest accessibility advice and information. 

While we can offer suggestions for compliance, the legislation is constantly changing. If you have questions about 508 standards and compliance, please contact the Accessibility Resources and Accommodations office at 989-964-7000, or email at access@svsu.edu‚Äč .

Canvas

Previous Workshop Recording Video

Canvas Guide on using the Accessibility Checker

Adobe PDF Files

Word

Word accessibility video tutorials

Excel

PowerPoint

PowerPoint accessibility video tutorials

Outlook Mail Messages

OneNote

Videos

All videos made available online via internal or external link, or provided to staff and students in file or DVD format must have a transcript or captioning available.

The following is a list of possible video sources.  If these videos will be distributed for staff or student use, a transcript or caption must be made available or an alternative must be found.

  • YouTube
  • Echo360
  • MP4
  • DVD (SVSU owned)
  • DVD (non-SVSU)
  • other

SVSU offers services, within reason, to assist in providing a transcript or captioning for videos to be used online and across campus.  To request a transcript or caption, contact the Accessibility Resources and Accommodations office at 989-964-7000, or email at access@svsu.edu .  The transcription and captioning process can take many months to complete so please plan at least one full semester in advance.

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Article ID: 93765
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Wed 12/4/19 12:42 PM
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