Last revised: 02/07/2019 by CAH
Before you upload content to HuskyCT, ensure it is accessible by following standard guidelines for various file types.
Instructors often upload either original or reproduced documents to their course for students to read, watch, or listen to. However, not all information contained in a document will be available to students who use assistive technology to read it. The following resources provide instructions for making the most common files accessible to all students.
- PowerPoint: Make your PowerPoint presentations accessible (Microsoft)
- MS Word: Make your Word documents accessible (Microsoft)
- PDF: Create and Verify PDF accessibility (Adobe)
- Google Documents and Presentations: Make your document or presentation more accessible (Google)
Kaltura: Kaltura is UConn’s video, audio, and lecture capture software. To make Kaltura videos accessible, use the following resources:
The Education Technology group within the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL) also provides Kaltura workshops both in person and online. To view they’re latest workshops, visit the Hands On and HuskyCT Workshops and other Ed Tech Workshops page.
YouTube: To create accessible videos in YouTube, follow the guidelines from the IT Accessibility site.
When linking to 3rd party videos online such as YouTube, select videos with built in closed captioning whenever possible. Students with hearing disabilities will need to be able to read along in real time in order to access the information being delivered.
Audio files require a transcript to make them accessible to those with hearing impairments. Refer it the IT Accessibility site for more information on making audio files accessible.