Tag Archive: accessibility

Nov 30 2016

SIP #3.14 Ensuring Online Accessibility: Three Best Practices

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? As creators of instructional content and designers of meaningful online learning experiences, establishing a consistent process for ensuring accessibility isn’t easy. At some point, we all encounter moments when we sacrifice universal accessibility for the sake of just getting things done. Beyond saving time, as humans, we’re also just …

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Sep 01 2016

SIP #3.2  Class Notetaker Redux

Female student taking notes

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? A while back, the SIPsquad took a stab at offering some thoughts on strong notetaking practices for your class. You can guzzle up this SIP (and all others) at The Well, and, for your convenience, you can read it below:  This SIP was very well received—but the SIPsquad has …

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Aug 25 2015

SIP 2.2 Accessible Documents

Thirsty for Strong Instructional Practice? The growth in online enrollments is now outpacing the growth of traditional enrollments.  The 2013 Survey of Online Learning conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group reveals that the number of higher education students taking at least one online course has now surpassed 7.1 million (http://www.onlinelearningsurvey.com/highered.html).  With the advent of …

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Feb 26 2015

SIP 1.6: Closed-Captioned Videos for Everyone

The closed captioned logo

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Instructors often wonder what the rules are around closed-captioning videos for pedagogical use. The truth is that any video you show in class needs to be ADA compliant to meet the letter of the law, but making videos ADA compliant by adding closed-captioning actually helps many more students than …

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Jan 29 2015

SIP 1.2: Screen Readers

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? We want students to read the material we assign, but sometimes they don’t. Take a SIP of this: Screen Readers One way to facilitate students’ reading is to encourage them to use VoiceOver technology, available on every computer and mobile device sold. Students can listen to the text while …

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