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LSU remains strongly committed to providing appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities. LSU's Disability Services office works to provide individualized services to ensure that all students have equal access to learn and live at LSU. LSU Disability Services Links and...
Article Id: 17194
Category: Accessibility Legislation

Assign Text Equivalents Text equivalents must be provided for any graphics in Flash Professional CS5. For example, names for icons and text equivalents for animations. Text within a movie is exposed by default when using Adobe Flash Player 10 because it takes advantage of Microsoft Active Accessibility. In graphic...
Article Id: 15272
Category: Best Practices & Compliance

Converting PDFs from Microsoft Office Software Adobe Acrobat software has an application that works with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint that allows you to make PDF documents accessible. This creates a "tagged" document that is accessible to assistive technology. Tags in a PDF allow you to control the...
Article Id: 15311
Category: Best Practices & Compliance

ANGEL HTML editor Captions should be included in every file uploaded in ANGEL. These captions should describe all of the content in detail. These files include any images or charts in Word or PowerPoint, audio files, video files, and PDF files. ANGEL can also be used to write quizzes. For accessibility purposes,...
Article Id: 15285
Category: Best Practices & Compliance

HTML Tips Screen readers will typically read abbreviations as full words. For example, "LSU ITS Department" might be read as "sue it's department." This issue can be avoided by: Use of periods between letters. (ex. L.S.U.) Putting...
Article Id: 15287
Category: Best Practices & Compliance

Microsoft Word To make Word documents more accessible, use the program's built in Header tags to allow for quick and easy navigation to each section of a document. Be sure to label and add ALT text captions for any images and charts in your document. Microsoft PowerPoint To make...
Article Id: 15307
Category: Best Practices & Compliance

Images An ALT tag should be used within the image to provide a clear text alternative. Alternative text should be used for all images and graphics so that screen readers can let the user know the purpose of that image.
Article Id: 15282
Category: Best Practices & Compliance

Instructions for filling out the Accessibility Exception Request Form Prior to purchasing software, implementing products, posting web content, or utilizing digital resources that are not in compliance with WCAG 2.0 Level AA (L2) standards, the LSU Digital Resources & Content (DRC) Accessibility...
Article Id: 19940
Category: Best Practices & Compliance

Person First Language puts the person before the disability. Person First Language works to eliminate old, prejudicial, and hurtful descriptors. Person First Language is not political correctness; instead, it demonstrates good manners, respect for others. Speakers should make reference to the person first then the disability. Speakers should say, “a person with a disability”...
Article Id: 17567
Category: Best Practices & Compliance

Accessibility Resources Introduction to Web Accessibility Video: Keeping Web Accessibility in Mind ...
Article Id: 18061
Category: Web & Media Accessibility