Topic: Create content

Implementing inclusive teaching practices

Published by LX Team |

At UTS we are committed to creating inclusive learning environments to ensure that all students, including those living with disabilities and/or medical conditions can access their learning materials, actively participate, and engage in their studies and coursework. Inclusive teaching practices can help ensure that all students feel like they...

PDFs: accessible practice

Published by LX Team |

What makes a PDF accessible? Highlightable text (scanned PDFs or image-only PDFs are not accessible). Tags that help students who use screen readers to navigate the document (e.g., if you use heading styles in Microsoft Word, it will create a tag to convert the content structure). If you have...

Canvas: accessible practice

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There are several ways to make your subject site in Canvas accessible for everyone. This will benefit all of your students, but will be critical for those with access requirements. One of the easiest things, with the biggest impact, you can do is break your content into sections using...

Microsoft PowerPoint: accessible practice

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Making Microsoft PowerPoint files accessible to everyone involves: Creating the PowerPoint following the accessible content practices, detailed in this resource Facilitating the presentation in an inclusive way Following inclusive and accessible practice will benefit everyone and make some tasks easier for you. The accessibility checker automatically scans your document,...

Microsoft Word: accessible practice

Published by LX Team |

There are several ways you can make Microsoft Word documents accessible for everyone. This will benefit everyone reading your materials, texts, content or worksheets and make some tasks easier for you. One of the easiest things with the biggest impact you can do is break your content into sections...

Clone your H5P content

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Access H5P You can access H5P using the Rich Content Editor in Canvas. The Rich Content Editor is visible when you edit any page, assignment, discussion, quiz question or announcement in Canvas. When you click the H5P button in the Rich Content Editor, the H5P user interface appears. Locate...

LX Accessible Content Practices

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Some students might experience barriers when accessing content in your subject. Adding content to your subject sites and learning materials in a certain way can help remove these barriers and create an inclusive and accessible learning environment. We asked our Digital Accessibility Ambassadors – UTS students with lived experience of...

Content structure: accessible practice

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A clear and logical structure is a basic foundation of accessible digital content. Structure refers to the layout and format of your content. Well-structured content benefits all of your students and is critical for students who have cognitive or learning disabilities, students who use screen readers, students who only...

Language: accessible practice

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Ensuring that you use clear language in your subject is important for all students – and critical for some who might find it harder to fill in the gaps. We asked our Digital Accessibility Ambassadors – UTS students with lived experience of disability about why using clear language in your...

Alternative text: accessible practice

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Alternative text, or “alt text” is a short description or tag added to images found online or in documents. It’s a way of describing images for people who are unable to see them, usually because they have a vision-related disability. It’s generally not visible on the page like a...

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