Web Accessibility Focus

Web Accessibility Focus is the web accessibility component of the IT Accessibility Project at the University of Iowa.

InFocus: Accessible e-Learning for Faculty and Instructional Designers

Online learning is one of the fastest growing segments of education industry. Learners of all kinds increasingly attend classes on-demand, asynchronously, and from a variety of environments. Educators and instructional designers need to know what they can do to ensure that their educational offerings are accessible to the greatest number of users.

InFocus: Captioning

Video captions are an essential aspect of web accessibility, and a hot topic in higher education. For users who are deaf or hard of hearing, captions may be the only way to perceive the message in your media.

But captions benefit all users. Non-native English speakers can use them to reinforce a lecture; users in loud or distracting environments can read them without headphones; search engines can index the content of caption files; and you can retain total control over your message.

Learn more about captioning

InFocus: Accessibility Resources for Social Media Users

Increasingly, institutions are leveraging social media to communicate and engage with their audience. What can communicators and content experts do to ensure that their social media presence is as accessible as possible?

View Accessibility Resources for Social Media Users

Canvas Accessibility Testing & Evaluation Project (CATE) Issues Canvas LMS Accessibility Report

The Canvas Accessibility Testing & Evaluation Project, a partnership beteween Instructure and accessibility experts from higher education, has issued their findings from an 18-month accessibility evaluation of the Canvas LMS. The full report, as well as presentation materials from CSUN, are available on Hadi Rangin's blog: http://blog.bargirangin.com/2016/04/canvas-testing-evaluation-cate.html.