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
About Nick LaudatoDr. 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.
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
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/
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
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 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 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
Accessibility composition in contrast is the seventh recording in the series on "Creating Accessible Documents in Word." This focusEDU episode is focused on contrast, that is, the differences between two colors or shades of grey that make them distinguishable from
This is part 6 in the series on "Creating Accessible Documents in Word." This session explains the use of alternative text to describe non-text content, such as photos, charts, and other graphic objects.
This video, fifth in the series on "Creating Accessible Documents in Word," addresses the use of "tables" within Word, with examples of how the NVDA screen reader reads tables and how to format tables for accessibility.
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
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 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.