Web Accessibility and Usability

Accessible Formatting in Word, Windows 97-2003

Microsoft Word can be used to create web pages, however the web pages it creates can have difficult components for those with disabilities. It may also be the most bloated code, and to a certain extent file size, you may run across on the web. Once you know how, in combination with a Tidy capable application, you can create trimmer and more web accessible web pages.

Making Accessible PDFs

This is a video of our "How Do I Webinar: Making Accessible PDFs."

  • Video has audio and is closed-captioned.
  • 17:57 min.

Examination of Frames for Section 508

This is an introductory video to explain frames for Section 508-i compliance. The last minute to minute and a half look at frames inside Moodle but the rest can be applied to regular web pages.

  • Video has audio and is closed-captioned.
  • 4:35 min.

Examination of Image Maps for Section 508

This is an introductory video to explain image maps for Section 508 compliance. There is a specific portion that applies to courses within Moodle but the rest of the information can be applied to normal web page.

  • Video has audio and is closed-captioned.
  • 8:28 min.

File Naming Guidelines

The following file naming conventions are a combination of site conventions being established for UNC Charlotte, best practices I have found other organizations using, and web accessibility.

How do I accommodate students who need extra time on quizzes?

To accommodate students who need extra time on quizzes in Moodle, create a copy of the quizzes with a different time limit, and then use groups and groupings to control who has access to each quiz. For example, students with a special needs accommodation may be allowed to take a quiz with a 45-minute time limit, while other students are given a 30-minute time limit. If you have multiple students with different accommodations, you can create copies of the quiz for each student.

How to Make an Accessible PDF Document

Contents of this page have been made available in collaboration with Disability Services.

TidyUI for Windows

Tidy UI is a free application available for download. It cleans up excess HTML markup. This application is a helpful tool if you do not have access to a web authoring tools with built-in Tidy capabilities.

WebAIM WAVE Toolbar Introduction

This is a brief introduction and demonstration of using the Firefox, WebAIM WAVE Toolbar for use in evaluating courses or webpages for Section 508 compliance.

  • Video has audio and is closed-captioned.
  • 5:48 min.