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B-03 Tables from others

As you already know, tables can be difficult to make accessible, because there are so many features in tables which we use without knowing they make tables inaccessible. If you want to use a table…

From  Christine Robinson on January 25th, 2021

B-02 Creating a new table

It can be pretty complicated to make a table accessible.This is partly because MS Word allows so many table uses which are not accessible.In addition, it isn't necessarily easy to find the menus…

From  Christine Robinson on January 25th, 2021

B-01 Adding a new section

Perhaps you want to add a section to the syllabus, such as a course outcomes matrix at the end, or your own extra credit policy somewhere. Figure out where it fits in the outline hierarchy, then…

From  Christine Robinson on January 21st, 2021

A-14 You're not finished yet!

Here is a quick intro to the type of content you'll find in Part B, to help you decide whether you want to watch any of the optional/special topic videos. If none are of interest, skip ahead of…

From  Christine Robinson on January 19th, 2021

A-01 Introduction

This video provides an overview of the whole series and its main sections, along info about its importance. It's not enough to use GGC's accessible syllabus template; you have to know how…

From  Christine Robinson on January 13th, 2021

A-13 White space.mp4

White space is a design element we use, without really thinking about it, in order to make our documents more readable. Old habits (from "the days of typewriters") eat up our time…

From  Christine Robinson on January 11th, 2021

A-12 Acronyms, abbreviations, and symbols

Don't assume "everybody knows" what your acronym means; always spell it out the first time you use it. Also, for the sake of screen reader users, get yourself knowledgeable about…

From  Christine Robinson on January 7th, 2021

A-11 Book titles.mp4

Of course we use special formatting for book titles. it's important to use a book title style, so screen reader users can easily find and recognize book titles in a document. Don't just use…

From  Christine Robinson on January 7th, 2021

A-08 Creating Hyperlinks

Don't put a long "naked URL" into the body of your documents. It looks ugly, but even more important, a screen reader is likely to read out every number and letter. Instead, create…

From  Christine Robinson on December 21st, 2020

A-06 Copying and pasting

Copying and pasting is dangerous! It's the easiest way to "break" the accessible formatting in the syllabus template. Of course, most of us need to copy and paste some information into…

From  Christine Robinson on December 18th, 2020

A-05 Entering Basic Text

When you start entering your specifics, make sure the correct heading tags remain, and if you want to emphasize text, use an emphasis style instead of direct formatting. Personalize the "sample…

From  Christine Robinson on December 16th, 2020

A-04 How Headings Work

What's the difference between direct formatting and using a heading style? (What the heck does "direct formatting" mean, anyway?) See how use of heading styles helps create an…

From  Christine Robinson on December 14th, 2020

A-03 Getting started with the template

Before you begin entering your course specifics, get your desktop ready by opening the Navigation and Styles panes. Without them, you can't complete a document in an accessible manner. Besides…

From  Christine Robinson on December 14th, 2020

A-02 Accessibility features

What is it that makes the syllabus template "accessible"? Take a look through the accessibility features used in the template - in order to understand them, and in order to avoid messing…

From  Christine Robinson on December 14th, 2020