Several months ago, a hot news item was the Department of Justice’s finding that UC-Berkeley housed several public educational videos that weren’t accessible to people with sight and hearing issues. As a result, UC-Berkeley took down the access to these videos. This put higher education institutions into a panic, and the conversation continues in many online webinars and newsletters. Institutions are making strides to ensure accessibility, but sometimes individual faculty members are at a loss about how to do this. Here are several ways individual faculty can learn simple tricks for making their course materials more accessible.
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If you are university faculty, you’ve probably already received a few of these phishing attempts. They look like a brief note from your Dean or from the University President, asking for a very quick favor. Because these messages are coming from your admins and often include university-branded signature lines, it is easy to think that these