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Training

We provide a variety of workshops and other training opportunities throughout the year. Miami's Accessible Technology Symposium, "Access for All," is held annually and features guest speakers and sessions taught by experts in the field.

Access for All: AT Symposium

The next Access for All: Accessible Technology Symposium will be held Thur., April 7, 2022. For more information, visit the Access for All website. 

Upcoming Webinars

All Webinars


Creating Accessible Content

Creating accessible content is vital for a successful digital experience. It will help you include people with impairments into your audience, make your website more user-friendly for everyone, boost customer satisfaction, improve Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and meet web accessibility standards. Let’s learn more about these standards and ways to create accessible content.

Alternative (Alt) Text

A textual alternative (non-visual) way to describe the meaning of an image.

Links

Link labels should be descriptive of the content they're linking to, such as 'Class Schedule' rather than 'schedule.html' or 'click here'.

Colors

Colors are important assets in the design of digital content, enhancing its aesthetic appeal, its usability, and its accessibility. 

Media Captioning

Videos in your course or on the web must be captioned. Captions should include relevant sound effects and identify the speaker.

Fonts

Fonts are important assets in the design of digital content, enhancing its aesthetic appeal, its usability, and its accessibility. 

Tables

Tables should be used to organize and display data, not for content/page layout.

Forms

Forms are commonly used to provide interaction on websites and in web applications.

Websites & Applications

When developing websites and applications, it is good to check them for accessibility to ensure the material can be read.

Headings & Lists

Headings and lists provide structure to your documents by describing topic and subtopic areas in a logical hierarchy.


Accessibility Tools

There is a wide range of tools available that will help you quickly check elements of your website for accessibility, create documents in a variety of file types, and get additional training.

Accessibility Posters

As seen in our office, the do's and don’ts of designing for accessibility are general guidelines, best design practices for making services accessible.

Faculty & Staff Support

This guide is to help faculty and academic advisors enable students with disabilities to find their place at Miami, engage with the community, and succeed and reach academic and personal success.

Ally

Ally is a tool within Canvas that helps enhance the usability and accessibility of course documents. 

Infobase Learning Cloud

An online technology training and professional development tool for educators. All faculty, staff, and students have access to nearly 50,000 step-by-step tutorials on common software.

Assistive Technology

Would you like to have software that reads text to you? What about a program that allows your computer to type the words that you speak? You can use technology to support access for yourself and others.

Report a Grievance

The Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity (OEEO) ensures that the University provides an equitable environment, and a variety of helpful resources are available for anyone who has a grievance against a fellow student, faculty, or staff member.

Canvas

Guidelines to assist you in creating accessible content in Canvas.

Universal Design

Universal Design in Learning (UDL) is a way of thinking, to provide flexibility in the ways students access material, engage with those materials, and show what they know.

CARES

CARES (powered by SensusAccess) is a self-service solution for students, faculty, and staff that automates the conversion of documents into a wide range of alternative formats including MP3, EPUB, HTML, and digital Braille.

Video Conferencing: WebEx & Zoom

Guidelines for holding accessible virtual meetings in WebEx and Zoom. Automatic Transcriptions should be enabled in all Zoom sessions. If you have a participant who is Deaf/deaf or has hearing loss then you will need to ensure closed captioning or third-party captioning service is arranged for the class or event.

Document Accessibility Checkers

There are accessibility checkers built into programs such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat.

Web Accessibility Checklist

This web accessibility checklist provides a list of categories with links to longer accessibility standards on the WebAIM website.

Equatio by TextHelp

Create accessible digital math without complex coding or math languages to master. Avoid using images of math equations in digital course materials.