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Accessibility Documentation for IC's Supported Learning Technologies

The Teaching & Learning with Technology (TLT) Team provides support to many different learning technologies. Each of our software vendors provides their own documentation on the accessibility features, meeting federal requirements for accessibility, and a roadmap for continued growth. Please email the IT Service Desk if you have any questions about the supported learning technologies listed.

Clicking on the software name will redirect you to the software vendor's website. 

  • Kaltura (media.ithaca.edu) - for creating and sharing audio, video and media files 
  • Leganto from ExLibris - for eReserves, storing and sharing of files in many formats 
  • Linkedin Learning - for online learning modules, courses and certificates 
  • Microsoft Office 365 - for business and academic productivity  
  • Sakai - campus learning management system (LMS) 
  • Taskstream from Watermark - for ePortfolio and assessments 
  • TopHat - a student response system, secure testing and quizzes, and content delivery 
  • Turnitin Service - to provide inline feedback and check for originality of student papers 
  • VoiceThread - for collaborative audio, video and text commenting 
  • Zoom - for conference calls, video recording of lectures and synchronous class sessions 

Quick Tips to Make Sakai Sites More User-Friendly and Accessible to Students

  • Only include modules you will use (i.e. reduce clutter on left side).  
  • Make sure assigned resources are easy to find. File names of resources should match assignments on the syllabus and the folder structure should be straightforward.  
  • Videos should be captioned and have a transcript. Auto-captioning is not sufficient for SAS students.
  • Resources, assignments, handouts should be accessible. SAS can help you to convert materials to be more accessible to student with disabilities. 
  • Headings: Use  heading s correctly to organize the page. Page structure should look like a table of contents. Do not use formatting (bold, larger text, underlining) to create page hierarchies.    
  • Color: Be aware of your use of  color. Make sure there is  sufficient  contrast, and do not use color only to convey meaning.  
  • Links: Give  links  descriptive names (ie: “If you need accommodations visit th e Student Accessibility Services website” vs “If you need accommodations  click here”).   
  • Tables: Use  tables  for data, not for layout. Provide headers for all tables.   
  • Images: Include alt text for  images and other non-text content , and do not use text in graphics or images as the only way to access information. This is the same as trying to get a screen reader to read a photograph.   
  • Check PDF documents before posting. 
    • Is it one big image or is the text accessible? Ask yourself - Can I highlight or copy/paste the text as I would in Microsoft Word? 
    • Are parts of the document cut off or illegible?  
    • Are there annotations or marks that make the text hard to read? 
  • If you use PowerPoint make the slide deck available before class, if possible. Present with live captions in PowerPoint. 
  • Create a bibliography for readings and assignments. Leganto is an option within Sakai. 

STUDENT ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES

Facilitatating access to learning, living, and recreational environments for students with disabilities at Ithaca College