Accessibility definition: A person with a disability is afforded the opportunity to acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services as a person without a disability in an equally effective and equally inclusive manner, with substantially equivalent ease of use.
Accessibility options from popular video conferencing providers.
- Although closed captions and subtitles look similar, they are designed for two different purposes.
- Subtitles provide a text alternative for the dialogue of video footage – the spoken words of characters, narrators, and other vocal participants. Especially helpful if language is a barrier.
- Closed captions, on the other hand, not only supplement for dialogue but other relevant parts of the soundtrack – describing background noises, phones ringing and other audio cues that need describing. Especially helpful if hearing is a barrier.
- Scribie – Transcription Services for Subtitles and Closed Captioning
- Example of a Video Made Accessible for Those with Mobility Limitations
Helpful websites to improve website accessibility
- WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool
- UserWay Accessibility Widget
- 6 Tips to Make Your Website ADA Compliant
- 10 Examples of ADA Compliant Accessible Web Design
- Accessibility and ADA – Endicott College
- The ADA Checklist: Website Compliance Guidelines for 2019 in Plain English
- Making Word Documents Accessible (Microsoft)
- Making PDF Documents Accessible (Adobe)