Name That Image: 7 Examples for Raising Awareness of Accessibility

Growing up with a blind grandfather, the importance of equity for individuals with visual disabilities was constantly reinforced. During my recent interview with Dr. Jennifer Culver, Director of Academic Technology Services for Simmons School of Education and Human Development, reminded me of that significance as she shared her experience of presenting at the Peralta Equity Conference.

Hosted by the Peralta Online Equity Initiative, the 3-day conference encompassed increasing learning equity for all learners. The first day focused on Continue reading Name That Image: 7 Examples for Raising Awareness of Accessibility

OIT’s Accessibility Checks Spur Panopto Improvements

DUBBOT LogoWith the recent introduction of the DubBot service, SMU websites have already seen marked improvements in accessibility, content quality, and content accuracy. Not only that, DubBot also helped OIT notify a major vendor of an accessibility issue with one of their products that was quickly resolved for customers worldwide! Continue reading OIT’s Accessibility Checks Spur Panopto Improvements

Introducing DubBot: Automated Website Scanning Tool

DUBBOT LogoOIT has recently licensed DubBot, a product that can help website editors identify and resolve web accessibility issues. The tool can also help with recognizing misspelled words, broken links, and even website content that does not adhere to SMU’s editorial style guide. By producing user-friendly reports, ¬†campus web authors can determine improvement opportunities in their pages and communications. Continue reading Introducing DubBot: Automated Website Scanning Tool

Transcription Coming to Microsoft Teams Meetings Recordings

Microsoft Teams logoStarting July 28, 2022, Microsoft Team users will be able to take advantage of transcription services for Microsoft Teams Meeting recordings. This will allow meeting organizers to display captions during the playback of meeting recordings.  Continue reading Transcription Coming to Microsoft Teams Meetings Recordings

Easily Create and Edit Closed Captions with Panopto

Closed CaptioningWe have all been there, you are trying to listen to something, and you miss it. “What is that? What did they say?” These days, my daughters prefer to watch TV with the closed captions enabled because the other one is always “making too much noise.” While for them it is a convenience, but for others, it is a necessity. In this post, we are going to look at how easy it is to add closed captions to your Panopto videos to make them accessible to all. Continue reading Easily Create and Edit Closed Captions with Panopto