Accessibility and the Media Center

Notes and resources from my presentation at the Consortium of College and University Media Centers (CCUMC) on October 3, 2019. Slides – Accessibility and the Media Center The Media Resources Center at Wichita State University has been providing leadership on campus and around the state in the creation of Accessible learning environments, both online and face … Read more

How do I Determine if a Resource is Accessible?

As instructional staff, when we choose resources for our classes, we need to be able to make a judgement about the relative accessibility of a resource. This guide is intended to provide a place to start thinking about these issues — if you have questions, please contact the Instructional Design and Access team at ida@wichita.edu. … Read more

Harvard has a new Web Accessibility Policy

A recent article in the Crimson (Harvard’s student newspaper) reports that the university has introduced a new Digital Accessibility Policy that will go into effect as of December 1, 2019. The policy requires that all web pages that are created or updated substantially after Dec 1, 2019 be compliant with the WCAG 2.1 AA standards … Read more

Embossers Aren’t Enough: Picture in a Flash

Giant sculptured hands feeling the side of a building

At Wichita State University, we have been struggling to provide effective tactile graphics for students with visual disabilities for some time now. For years, we have been making do with what we could produce using a braille embosser — most of the embossers on the market have the ability to create simple diagrams that are … Read more