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Accessibility at Lone Star College
Lone Star College recognizes and supports the principles set forth in federal and state laws designed to eliminate discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities. The College believes in equal access to educational opportunities for ...
Automated Accessibility Checkers
Automated Accessibility Checkers Software Tools How to Check Microsoft Office 365 for Windows (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) A built-in accessibility checker (Note: The accessibility checker only checks .docx, .pptx, and .xlsx files) Go to...
Considerations for Linking to Publisher or other Third Party Online Materials
When you think about linking to publisher materials, or any other third party materials, you should consider the following questions. Are images described in alternative text? PowerPoint slides from publishers often have images without any al...
Create an Accessible PDF from a Microsoft Word Document
Make sure you start with an accessible Word document . On a Mac in Word 2016 Go to File > Save As and select PDF as the file format. Select the "Best for electronic distribution and accessibility" radio button then click the Exp...
File Conversion Tool
As you are posting materials online, you may need to convert files from one format to another - for accessibility, pedagogical, or various other reasons. As an example, you may want to convert a PDF file to an MP3 so students can access the material...
Good Table Layout vs Bad Table Layout
Good Table This table is easier to understand when using a screen reader because the column headers are indicated in the html code and the cells are not merged. Adding the word "Week" to the column one cells also makes the information flo...
Make a Google Slides Presentation Accessible
Create the Google Slides Presentation The Slide View Create a new slide by choosing Slide then New Slide . From Layout , choose any one of the slide templates except the Blank one. Tab through the slide to see the reading order. To chang...
Make a PDF Accessible
The following instructions require using Adobe Acrobat Pro. Any LSC faculty or staff member can get a copy of Adobe Acrobat Pro for free on a work computer, and at great discount on a home computer. Please contact OTS for details. The following inst...
Make a PowerPoint Accessible
For documents created in Microsoft PowerPoint 365, check the following accessibility guidelines for each document element to make sure that your document is accessible. Create the PowerPoint Presentation The Outline View Make sure all of the s...
Make a Word Document Accessible
For documents created in Microsoft Word for Office 365, check the following accessibility guidelines for each document element to make sure that your document is accessible. Text Use a text font that is easy to read Ensure your text is readabl...
Make an Excel File Accessible
For documents created in Microsoft Excel 365, check the following accessibility guidelines for each document element to make sure that your document is accessible. Text Use a text font that is easy to read Ensure your text is readable by using...
Make Complex Images Accessible
Most images can be made accessible using alternative (alt) text descriptions. But more complex images require more description than the limited text (one or two brief sentences) that may be used in the image alternative text attribute. Text-based D...
Make Google Docs Accessible
Be careful how you use Google Docs Google Drive is great for sharing documents and media, but Google Docs is missing key accessibility functionality. Avoid using Google Docs when possible.  Docs with tables and images are especially difficul...
Make Math-Science Resources Accessible
Specific Best Practices for Math & Science See the Portland Community College Mathematics Accessibility Study highlights and report for more information. Graphs There are many ways to create graphs on the computer, including Winplot, Exce...
 Make Video Accessible
Video Captioning Captioned video provides many pedagogical benefits. Not only does it allow students with hearing disabilities to access the information in the video, it also allows all students to engage with information in a way that may be mor...
Make Web Content in D2L Accessible
For each item in your document, click the accessibility guideline that corresponds to that item to learn how to make it accessible. The best thing you can do to keep your D2L webpages accessible is to use the font size and style provided in the cou...