Accessibility Basic Workshops
Spring 2019 Online Accessibility Basics Series
Kennesaw State University’s Accessibility Basics Workshop Series gives learners the opportunity to discover strategies for designing instruction and academic materials to meet the needs of students with disabilities and diverse learning needs. Participants are introduced to KSU's Web Accessibility Policy, the W3C’s WCAG 2.0 AA standards, Section 508 guidelines, basic tenants of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and principles of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act as it informs higher education policy. Learners are provided with resources on both KSU campuses to help with design & development needs. This hands-on series guides the learner through the process of modifying existing materials to meet standards or developing new materials with accessibility in mind.
*Please note that the accessibility basics series is fully online and run through D2L.
Spring Session 1: January 28 - February 18 (FULL)
Spring Session 2: February 11 - March 4
Spring Session 3: March 4 - March 25
Spring Session 4: April 8 - April 29
Accessibility and Captioning
Accessibility Information Resources
Information on Available Captioning Services
The University System of Georgia endorses the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) that include the guideline, "Equivalent alternatives for any multimedia presentation shall be synchronized with the presentation." This means that all online course audio/video presentation files should have close-captioning that is synchronized with the presentation. To help faculty meet this guideline, the Distance Learning Center uses the DocSoft appliance to provide close-captioning for online course audio/video presentation.
What is DocSoft?
DocSoft is software that is used to automatically generate text transcripts and closed captioning from audio files and video files with a spoken audio component. These text transcripts and closed captioning files can be configured in virtually any text-based format. The Distance Learning Center is cooperating with the Student Disability Services (SDS) in providing a closed-caption service for online instructors using DocSoft.
Online faculty members who would like to establish a DocSoft account with the Distance Learning Center must submit their DocSoft Speaker Profile. Your DocSoft Speaker Profile is the sample of your speech that DocSoft uses to convert your speech into text. DocSoft needs to be trained to your speech in order to better recognize the way you say words. We highly recommend that you record your DocSoft Speaker Profile using quality recording equipment in a quiet environment.
Getting Started with DocSoft – Step-by-Step Instructions