Virtual Curb Cuts: Using Blackboard Learn Accessibility Features to Benefit Everyone

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From parents with strollers to people with rolling suitcases, everyone benefits from curb cuts, which were originally designed to improve access for people in wheelchairs. Think of Blackboard Learn accessibility features as "virtual curb cuts" that can be used by and ultimately benefit all users. Faculty, designers, students, even absolute beginners can easily create more accessible content using the features and "nudges" built into Blackboard Learn to establish a more inclusive online environment.In this workshop you'll learn and practice one-click formatting in the Content Editor to make headings, ordered lists, and unordered lists that provide structure for screen reader accessibility. Learn how to insert images and add alternative text, create accessible hyperlinks, select and apply colors that meet WCAG 2.0 minimum contrast standards, use keyboard-accessible tools, and more. Many techniques are also applicable to Microsoft Word and other word processors. You'll need a laptop and access (instructor, TA, leader, or course/organization builder) to a Blackboard Learn 9.1 original experience course or organization.


Presenters: Paula James Kaplan