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Adobe Read Out Loud Function Adobe Reader includes a feature that will read the PDF file out loud using the digitized speech that is present in the OS (Operating System). This article will show the user how to activate and utilize the read out loud feature in Adobe Reader. 1. Click View and move the pointer down...
Article Id: 18649
Category: Accessibility Software

General Information C-Print is a "speech-to-text" program developed for the hearing...
Article Id: 15330
Category: Accessibility Software

General Information Read&Write for PC or Mac is a customizable easy-to-use toolbar that easily integrates mainstream applications letting individuals access reading, writing, studying, and research support from within...
Article Id: 16911
Category: Accessibility Software

Assign Text Equivalents Text equivalents must be provided for any graphics in Flash Professional CS5. For example, names for icons and text equivalents for animations. Text within a movie is exposed by default when using Adobe Flash Player 10 because it takes advantage of Microsoft Active Accessibility. In graphic...
Article Id: 15272
Category: Best Practices & Compliance

Converting PDFs from Microsoft Office Software Adobe Acrobat software has an application that works with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint that allows you to make PDF documents accessible. This creates a "tagged" document that is accessible to assistive technology. Tags in a PDF allow you to control the...
Article Id: 15311
Category: Best Practices & Compliance

ANGEL HTML editor Captions should be included in every file uploaded in ANGEL. These captions should describe all of the content in detail. These files include any images or charts in Word or PowerPoint, audio files, video files, and PDF files. ANGEL can also be used to write quizzes. For accessibility purposes,...
Article Id: 15285
Category: Best Practices & Compliance

HTML Tips Screen readers will typically read abbreviations as full words. For example, "LSU ITS Department" might be read as "sue it's department." This issue can be avoided by: Use of periods between letters. (ex. L.S.U.) Putting...
Article Id: 15287
Category: Best Practices & Compliance

Images An ALT tag should be used within the image to provide a clear text alternative. Alternative text should be used for all images and graphics so that screen readers can let the user know the purpose of that image.
Article Id: 15282
Category: Best Practices & Compliance

Person First Language puts the person before the disability. Person First Language works to eliminate old, prejudicial, and hurtful descriptors. Person First Language is not political correctness; instead, it demonstrates good manners, respect for others. Speakers should make reference to the person first then the disability. Speakers should say, “a person with a disability”...
Article Id: 17567
Category: Best Practices & Compliance

Types of Disabilities Defined: Autism Spectrum Disorder - Autism is a developmental disability that usually appears during the first three years of life. The cause is unknown. It affects how a person’s brain works, but not all people with autism are affected the same way. When a person has autism, they may have problems: letting you know what they want;...
Article Id: 17560
Category: Disability Awareness