You can use the accessibility checker in Microsoft Powerpoint to make your PowerPoint presentations more accessible.
To use the accessibility checker
Select the Review tab
Select Check accessibility
Work your way through all of the errors and warnings in the accessibility report
It’s likely you will be asked to provide alt text for any images or objects in your presentation. You can leave this blank if the images or objects are decorative, but if the images or objects provide information, you should include this information in the alt text.
Take a look at the tech tip below to see a demonstration of the accessibility checker:
Using Padlet’s new Expanded Post View you can use your Padlet boards as a way of presenting information to others. Find out more by logging in at glasgowschoolofart.padlet.org and creating a new presentation: you can find Expanded Post View by clicking on one of the images you’ve uploaded.
You can embed forms into Canvas assigments to provide students with a due date for when they must complete the form by. You might do this if you want students to provide emergency contact details, for example.
You can use the Canvas Icon Maker to create icons and buttons in Canvas that link to other content, such as a Module or Page. These icons are more accessible than any images of text you may have used in the past, because they are in SVG format. SVG files do not get blurry when we zoom in or use Canvas on a phone.
Start by opening the Rich Content Editor (RCE) and then select the Icon Maker
Enter a name for your icon and provide alt text: the alt text should be the same as the text you’re planning to use in your icon
You can use the ‘List view’ on your Canvas Dashboard to see a list of all of your events, assignments and tasks in a linear, itinerary format. You can also add to-do items to your list and even find Zoom links very easily.
Changing to List View
To change your Dashboard view on Canvas to the List view: