The University of Pittsburgh has a number of resources instructors can reference in order to best facilitate the creation of accessible materials.
The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Disability Resources and Services (DRS) provides support to faculty, staff, and students on issues of accessibility and accommodation.
The University Center for Teaching and Learning exists to promote excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and scholarly activities at Pitt.
- Accessibility Within Canvas
- Pitt Online JAWS Demonstration
- Creating Accessible Courses for Remote Learning Presentation by Angie Bedford-Jack
- Coursera MOOC: Disability Awareness and Support
- Designing Online Courses for Screen Reader Users
- Cynthia Ng: Making Accessible Content Easy and Part of Your Work
- SensusAccess: Accessibility Document Converter
- Best Practices for Adding Captions to Your Panopto Videos
- Adding Subtitles and Captions to your YouTube Video
The campus computing labs maintained by the University of Pittsburgh Information Technology (Pitt IT) department have JAWS, MAGic, and Kurzweilsoftware licenses for students to use while in the labs. In addition, there is a Braille printer in the Hillman Library computing lab.
LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) hosts video tutorials on a wide variety of technology-related topics, including several on media accessibility. You can access these with your Pitt username and password at LinkedIn Learning at Pitt. Log in and search for these titles:
- Accessibility for WordPress
- Advanced Accessible PDFs
- Creating Accessible Microsoft Office Documents
- Creating Accessible PDFs with Acrobat DC
- Foundations of UX: Accessibility
- Web Accessibility Principles