When presenting students with online material, it is important to adhere to accessibility guidelines in the following areas:
- Recorded material
Closed Captioning for Live Classes.
- Captioning can be added by a captioner typing directly in Zoom. If you don't have a captioner, the best option is Alternative Communication Services (ACS), an organization AccessibleNU and Northwestern IT work with on a regular basis. ACS can arrange for captioners to join your meetings. View contact information and pricing details.
- AccessibleNU also has instructor information for remote learning and can help make accommodations for students with disabilities. Should a student require live captioning as an accommodation, please ask them to contact AccessibleNU at email@example.com.
Captions for Recordings
- If you are recording classes, Zoom will automatically generate a transcript that can be used as closed captioning. This auto-generated transcript may not be completely accurate and might require some editing. View instructions for generating and editing Zoom's auto transcription.
- Here’s how to add captions to a Panopto recording.
- Course Materials
Make sure your course materials are accessible to those using screen reader software:
- When an exam is administered online, students with accessibility accommodations may need extra time to complete the exam.
- Here’s how to add extra time to quizzes and exams in Canvas.
- For other accommodations questions, contact AccessibleNU.
- Planning for student needs
- Stay in close communication with students about any changes to the course and assess what may or may not be working effectively.
- Be ready to handle requests for course flexibility equitably.
- Encourage students seeking academic accommodations for a disability to contact AccessibleNU.
- Ensure students are aware of the following: Health Service COVID-19 Care and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) COVID-19 resources.