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General Information A PAWS ID is an account with a username and a password given to LSU Faculty, Students and Staff by the university to access LSU's Online Resources . This will be that same ID that you will use to login...
Article Id: 11537
Category: IT Services - Students

Assistive technology (often abbreviated as AT) is any item, piece of equipment, software or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. What can Assistive Technology be? AT can be low tech like communication boards made of cardboard or fuzzy felt. AT can be...
Article Id: 17559
Category: Accessibility Resources

Goals and Objectives Assistive Technology consulting is available to help students with physical, visual, and learning disabilities gain access to computer technology to achieve their academic goals. This mission is achieved through meeting with the student, discussing his/her needs, and identifying what tools they require in order to achieve their...
Article Id: 5577
Category: Accessibility Resources

General Tips for Communicating with People with Disabilities When introduced to a person with a disability, it is appropriate to offer to shake hands. People with limited hand use or who wear an artificial limb can usually shake hands. (Shaking hands with the left hand is an acceptable greeting.) If you offer assistance, wait until the offer is...
Article Id: 17566
Category: Accessibility Resources

Federal Laws Governing Accessibility The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) The Americans with Disabilities Act is a civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with...
Article Id: 17440
Category: Accessibility Legislation

General Information The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires state and local governments that receive program funding from the federal government to provide equal access to their programming for all individuals with disabilities unless the alteration of the programming would cause undue burden.
Article Id: 15262
Category: Accessibility Legislation

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires state and local governments that receive program funding from the federal government to provide equal access to their programming for all individuals with disabilities unless the alteration of the programming would cause undue burden. Our job as web developers and implementers is to make sure we...
Article Id: 14975
Category: Accessibility Legislation

Information for Faculty and Staff Disability Laws for Faculty and Staff Disability FAQ for Faculty 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