Two Text Accessibility Cases: Wrangling PDF Articles and PowerPoint Slideshows for Machine Readability

Thursday, August 1

Session 1 – 8:30 – 9:30 am

Location: McCartney Hall 204

Actual accessibility for an online course requires effortful work and the support of the subject matter expert (SME) / instructor. This presentation includes two cases: wrangling a tough PDF to readability through Adobe Photoshop -> (Adobe Acrobat Reader DC vs. Microsoft’s Cognitive Services and its OCR application). Another case-in-point is how to create an accessible PowerPoint slideshow to enable the built-in Narrator screen reader to see the words in order to read. This presentation introduces the challenges and offers a pseudo- and limited- and effortful- solution which harnesses .jpgs and MS Word as a path to lecture accessibility.

Presented by
Shalin Hai-Jew, Kansas State University,

Presenter Bio(s)
Dr. Shalin Hai-Jew works as an instructional designer at Kansas State University.

Session Type: Technology Tools | Accessibility in Learning | Presentation (50 min.)

Keywords: Accessibility/universal design, Apps and tools, Assistive technology, Instructional design, Instructional technology

Intended Audiences: Role: Teacher/faculty, Role: Tech support, Role: Librarian, Role: Administrator | Higher Education, Private Sector / Commerce, Public Sector / Government | Intermediate

Targeted Learning: They can learn how to increase accessibility of PDF files and PowerPoint slideshows.

Leave a Reply