About Nick Laudato

Dr. Nicholas C. Laudato is a leading information technology professional specializing in strategic and tactical IT planning and in designing and supporting instructional technology systems. Nick has regularly presented at the annual EDUCAUSE conference, New Media Consortium (NMC), the Consortium of College and University Media Centers (CCUMC), and Blackboard World national conferences, among others, and has given invited talks at the University of Florida, Tufts University, and Lock Haven University.

Best Practices for On-Line and Remote Classes

Best Practices for On-line and Remote Classes In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, many institutions have canceled on-campus courses and are struggling to substitute on-line courses as an academically acceptable alternative means of instruction. However, quickly converting on-campus

Accessibility Planning Part 01 – Background

This first video in the "Accessibility Planning" series provides background information on accessibility, including the definition of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) accessibility, statistics on disabilities, and why accessibility is important.  See https://laudatotech.com/accessibility-planning-part-01-background/ for more information, including a text

Creating Accessible Documents in Word – Part 9 – Using Fonts

This is part 9 in the "Creating Accessible Documents in Word" series, dealing with using fonts.  The session addresses font attributes such as typeface, weight, size, serif, and width, and their impacts on readability and accessibility. Please see https://laudatotech.com/resources/

Accessibility Planning Part 00 – Overview

This overview video to the "Accessibility Planning" series explains the purpose and intended audience of the series and outlines the topics covered in subsequent videos.  Click here (https://laudatotech.com/accessibility-planning-part-00-overview/) for more information, including a text version of this recording for

Creating Accessible Documents in Word – Part 8 – Color

This is part 8 in the "Creating Accessible Documents in Word" series.  This episode deals with issues related to the use of color, including color blindness, color contrast, and aesthetics. Please click here (https://laudatotech.com/resources/) for more information. https://www.youtube.com/embed/8O5kPMj7D4k

Creating Accessible Documents in Word – Part 0 – Overview

Creating Accessible Documents in Word – Part 0: Overview This brief presentation introduces the "Creating Accessible Documents in Word" series, covering the reasons for addressing accessibility in word, common accessibility issues, and topics covered in this series. Below you

Creating Accessible Documents in Word Part 01 Headings and Styles

Creating Accessible Documents in Word – Part 1: Headings & Styles In this inaugural accessibility guide, Nick Laudato, Vice President of focusEDU gives a brief introduction to the importance of using accessibility-friendly techniques in the composition of Word documents, even

Creating Accessible Documents in Word Part 04 – Loose Ends

Accessibility composition of Word documents for managing "loose ends" is the fourth in a series of video podcasts on "Creating Accessible Documents in Word." Compliant documents is illustrated in the importance of "Loose Ends" in readability and shows how

Creating Accessible Documents in Word Part – 03 – Styles

Accessibility composition of Word documents is the third in a series of video podcasts on "Creating Accessible Documents in Word." Accessibility composition of Word documents is illustrated in the importance of "Styles" in readability and shows how to use "styles"

Creating Accessible Documents in Word Part 02 Lists

Creating accessible documents is Part 2 of the series dedicated to accessible documents in Microsoft Word. This episode focuses on numbered (ordered) and bulleted (unordered) lists that are ICT accessible Word documents.  Creating accessible documents is compliant.