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Jill Anderson

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Mar 27, 2024

Tips to Improve Your HTML

This month's DELTA Accessibility Tip provides three easy code swaps to make your Moodle pages more accessible without changing their appearance. 

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Feb 29, 2024

Updated Moodle Quick Start Course Shell: Simplify Setups

The Quick Start Course Shell has been updated! The shell offers a course framework based on research-based best practices for course components and organization. You can view the new Quick Start Course Shell on the Preview Server and learn more about using this tool from the Quick Start Course Shell User Guide. If you’d like… 

Template for Writing Alt Text for Data Visualization: [Chart type] of [data description], where [insert reason for including chart / takeaway]. Source: Nightingale Journal of the Visualization Society, Amy Cesal, July 23, 2020.

Jan 29, 2024

Providing Alt Text for Graphs

Have you considered how someone with low vision might interact with a graph you present in your course? Just like other images, screenshots or pictures of graphs need to have alt text that describes the chart and provides “at a glance” information about its key message. An example of good alt text for a graph… 

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Jan 29, 2024

Use the Moodle Feedback Activity to Poll Your Students

Want to increase student success in your course? Use Moodle Feedback Activity to poll your students around the middle of the semester. This offers time for adjustments in course content based on the student experience 

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Dec 20, 2023

PowerPoint Accessibility: Slide Titles

Slides in a presentation need to have a unique title in order to be fully accessible for screen reader users. Learn how to create and format your titles so all your students have access to them — without changing the appearance of your slides! 

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Nov 22, 2023

Universal Design for Learning

Interested in learning about Universal Design for Learning (UDL)? It is a framework that supports accessibility, usability and inclusion throughout your course that makes accessibility better and easier, and proactively reduces the need for accommodations. 

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Oct 13, 2023

Video Auto-Captions in Yellowdig

Do your students love recording videos as part of their Yellowdig posts? Do you do this yourself? You may have noticed that these videos don’t have captions — until now! Great news, as of September, videos recorded or uploaded to Yellowdig will have captions automatically generated! Closed captioning of videos is necessary for learners who… 

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Sep 25, 2023

Course Design for Neurodiverse Learners

Did you know that of the  2173 NC State students registered with the Disability Resources Office (DRO) in Fall of 2023, 1,111 of them identify neurodiversity as the reason they are seeking accommodations? Given these high numbers and the fact that many such disabilities go unreported, many instructors wonder if they can support neurodiverse students proactively… 

Student shows his diverse color selection before adding his hand print to the Free Expression Tunnel during Respect The Pack.

Aug 21, 2023

Color Contrast Tools

Color contrast is an important aspect of accessible design, particularly for text and other important data. Color contrast means the difference in brightness between two colors, in this case the text and the background. Contrast is described using a ratio, ranging from 1:1 (white on white) to 21:1 (black on white). For accessibility purposes, 4.5:1… 

Jul 21, 2023

Start Fall with an Updated Syllabus!

Learn about the updated and refreshed syllabus template available to copy and build your fall syllabi. This new tool adheres to the NC State course syllabus regulation which makes it easier for you to be in compliance.