University of Pittsburgh Resources
The University of Pittsburgh has a number of resources instructors can reference in order to best facilitate the creation of accessible materials.
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 Guidelines
- Pitt Online JAWS Demonstration
- Creating Course Materials with Accessibility in Mind
- 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
The campus computing labs maintained by Computing Services and System Development (CSSD) have JAWS, MAGic, and Kurzweil software licenses for students to use while in the labs. In addition, there is a Braille printer in the Hillman Library computing lab.
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 Lynda.pitt.edu. 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